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    Exclamation So you think OPSEC is no biggie and we're all just uptight?

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    http://inhomelandsecurity.com/2008/0...space_fac.html


    Al Qaeda is Eyeing MySpace, Facebook, Friends Reunited, PalTalk
    By Shelley Smith

    Great Britain’s Security Service MI5 requested its British troops to remove personal details of themselves off popular social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace and Friends Reunited due to discovering that they were being monitored by Al-Qaeda operatives. In the January, 2008 Free Republic article, ‘Al-Qaeda eyes MySpace Pages’, Gordon Thomas writes about the concern expressed by the MI5 chief Jonathan Evans in a document titled ‘Personal Security’. Evans asks for security service personnel to be aware of the monitoring and gathering of personal details that can be formed into intelligence used to launch terrorist attacks against their colleagues, or family members.

    Though access to many of these social websites may be for members only, all one needs to register is an e-mail address. Al-Qaeda operatives are using hundreds of false accounts to access personal information. And what are they finding?

    Thousands of military and security personnel who have posted detailed information about themselves, their careers, personal pictures and family members, date of birth, locations of where they are living, photos of colleagues and weapons.

    In the United States Islamic extremists are utilizing technology. Radical Muslims are attempting to bring Islamic religious law into the United States and had murdered a New Jersey man and his family. Others have been victims by operatives systematically tracking individuals through PalTalk.com and other websites. An individual who lives overseas had his computer hacked to obtain his photograph, his real name and the city where he lives, while other individuals are having their personal information being exchanged through extremist websites in order to facilitate harm. With this new wave of activities it is important to maintain OPSEC.

    The U.S. Department of Energy, Computer Incident Advisory Capability (CIAC), who conducts Cyber Security programs, has posted the latest Vulnerability Bulletins to share with U.S. interagency personnel.
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    THANK you for posting this Becca!!!!
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    I sent that to my DB - and told him he was an idiot LOL
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    Thanks for posting this.
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    Whoa.

    Thank you for posting this! I think I'll copy and paste it into a Myspace bulletin.
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    Thanks for posting this Becca!!!

    Best thing to do is to keep your myspace private, change your password regularly, set yoru friend requests so the person needs to know email or name to be allowed and always question anyone you don't recognize who asks to be a friend
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    wow, thanks for posting!!
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    Thank you for posting this. I posted a bulletin as well, because there are definitely girls affiliated with my husband's co-workers who will learn some valuable info from this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JudyB View Post
    Thanks for posting this Becca!!!

    Best thing to do is to keep your myspace private, change your password regularly, set yoru friend requests so the person needs to know email or name to be allowed and always question anyone you don't recognize who asks to be a friend
    I agree!
    Before posting anything ask your self if it's safe to do so and please do not add people to you "my space" type of pages just because, unless you really know this people.
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    THANK YOU for posting this! I've been called the OPSEC Nazi on here for trying to get people to pay attention to it!!!
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