Social media warnings for military personnel

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The FBI is sending a warning to members of the U.S. Military, be careful what you post to the internet. Both the Justice Department and the Pentagon have issued the warning because of potential threats from Islamic militants.

We all know how a quick search and the a few clicks on the internet can make it easy to find out information about someone. but when you are in the U.S. military that easy access can pose a threat.

“There is a potential that ISIS is looking at military members Facebook accounts or Twitter accounts or any social media that they might be having information on,” Kansas National Guard, Public Affairs Dir. Sharon Watson said.

That threat has the Kansas National Guard warning personnel and their families to be more careful about things like names, addresses, phone numbers, even photos. They’ve been tweeting and posting on Facebook tips for protection. The major ones: be careful of what you post about yourself online, constantly check your privacy settings and talk to your loved ones about what they’re posting.

“Be careful about posting anything that would indicate where you live or things about your family that could be something that someone could use against you,” Watson said.

These tips aren’t just for military personnel. They’re actually pretty good tips for everyone with an online profile and protecting your personal privacy.

The FBI says there are no confirmed incidents where on-line information of servicemen and women in the U.S. has been targeted by militants.

For more tips click here for the Kansas National Guard’s Facebook or click #‎KSNGOPSEC‬ for the.


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