Monday, November 21, 2005

Rottie Security

As I've buzzed around the blogosphere I've realized that while being honest and sharing it all is seen as a good thing, it just might not be the most secure thing.

In this day and age of identity theft we should all realize that criminals are changing with the times, too. Many people put very personal information on their blog such as the town they live in and then they talk about their schedules - when they go to conferences or out of town at trade shows. For example, Joe Smith says on his blog that he lives in Mayberry and is going to be out of town from Monday thru Friday at a blogging conference. This can be a huge red flag for anyone who might live in his town and have less than honorable intentions.

I'm not sure what the answer is since there are folks that promote their professional life online and think it is like sharing things with their colleagues (bloggers). But, is everyone who reads your blog honest? And who is watching your home while you are away? Is it sitting there empty for anyone to take advantage of? You might want to think about this before giving off too much of this personal information.

As for me? There is always a Rottie patrolling the house, even when I'm away on business.

Just a tidbit from my world today. Thanks for stopping by.

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