On Security

To Stay Safe on the Internet, Don't Stand Out From the Herd

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Jan 4, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
Predators stalk the internet and social media channels looking for easy targets.

To disrupt the attack cycles used by criminals, spies and terrorists, limit the amount of information about you and your life on the internet and social media.

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While I've written about the dangers of making oneself a target on social media before, two cases -- one in the United States and one in Germany -- had me thinking about the intersection of the internet and the attack cycle -- or attack cycles really, because there is a difference between being targeted by criminals, terrorists and hostile intelligence officers -- as well as the variety of operations these malefactors are capable of....

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