12 tips for safe social networking

Social networking is the killer Internet app, but it can also lead directly to identity theft.

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TIP 3 – Limit work history details on LinkedIn:

Would you put your full resume online for everyone to see? Probably not. It would be too easy for identity thieves to use the information to fill out a loan application, guess a password security question (like hackers did to Sarah Palin's account) or social engineer their way into your company's network. Limit your work history details on sites like LinkedIn and sites like it. You can also expand details while job hunting and then cut back after you are hired.

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