Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Face the Facts, Crims Watch Sites

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Face the Facts, Crims Watch Sites

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Byline: Kathy Sundstrom Kathy.Sundstrom@scnews.com.au

UPDATED your Facebook status lately? If so, how much detail did you give out this time?

Chances are you wouldn't have posted a statement like: aLeaving home for a three-week holiday with the familya.

Awareness about the dangers of posting your whereabouts online appears to have increased with 86% of Australians surveyed revealing concerns this was a threat to home security.

The annual Secure Homes report, conducted by ADT Security, surveyed 2000 homeowners and renters across Australia.

ADT Security National Residential Manager Michael Bates said savvy criminals were gaining access to up-to-the minute details through people's status updates and posts, aallowing them to learn when the home is likely to be vacanta.

aWhile sharing information with your online network is fun, it's important to think twice before updating your Facebook status, tweeting or checking into foursquare,a he said. …

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