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Are Your Social Media Habits Making You Vulnerable?

By Leischen Stelter

When Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint of $10 million worth of jewelry, police and others pointed to her constant social media presence as a major factor in making her vulnerable. While her wealth and popularity made her a greater target than the average person, should this attack serve as a wake-up call for the rest of us? Here are preventative measures everyone should take to reduce their risk when using social media.

French Commander Killed in Home: How Police Can Protect Themselves From Being a Target

A French police commander and his partner, who also worked for the police, were killed in their home by an assailant who claimed ties to the terrorist group, ISIS. This horrific case highlights the growing need for police officers to minimize personal information available online. Watch AMU's webinar on doxing to learn how officers can remove private information from the Internet.

Ashley Madison Hack Will End Careers

In July 2015, hackers accessed account information of millions of users of the Ashley Madison, Cougar Life, and Established Men websites. These websites facilitate extramarital affairs as well as romantic and sexual encounters. While this stolen information could result in identity theft and fraud, it may have longer-lasting effects for the criminal justice community. AMU's Dr. Chuck Russo writes about how this hack could impact current and future law enforcement professionals.