We’ve been warned about social media before. “Watch what you post and what you open up to the public.”
With such good food in front of us, or a cute picture with our pet, it’s hard to not post certain pictures to our social media.
Santander Bank has suggested celebrities nowadays are setting a bad example to young millenials. The bank thinks celebrities are oversharing critical information, such as full names, family members, addresses, pet names, or their age.
Almost 90% of people under the age of 25 have admitted to posting such information on social media. Meanwhile, one in 10 people in the same age range have shared the name of a pet on Instagram and used that name as a password, according to Santander.
Research also shows that 40% of young adults are influenced by celebrity’s postings to social media. And a third of 18 to 24 year olds admit to being inspired by celebrities on Instagram for their own content.
A post like this could be dangerous because of the pet’s name given in the description. Some people have even gone as far as making accounts dedicated to their pets.
Half of those 18 to 24 year olds used the same exact password for multiple websites. Most of them using pet names for their passwords. Regular updates to login details have been neglected by many millenials nowadays, making it very easy for hackers to access their information.
Remember to change your password regularly and be conscious of what you post to the public!