Skip to comments.Taliban reportedly using fake Facebook pages of pretty girls to gather soldiers' secrets
Posted on 09/09/2012 4:29:41 PM PDT by Neil E. Wright
The Taliban is using fake Facebook profiles of cute girls in an attempt to befriend soldiers with the intent of gathering information about operations, the Sunday Telegraph reports.
Australian and coalition troops are being targeted by Taliban insurgents posing as attractive women on Facebook, according to the paper, and now troops are being warned about the potential danger.
A review by the Australian government found a false sense of security exists among personnel due to an excessive reliance on privacy settings.
According to the Telegraph, troops are being told that geo-tagging the process of websites that secretly logs the location of where a post is made or where a photo is uploaded is of special concern.
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Where liberty dwells, there is my country." Benjamin Franklin
Went home with a waitress, the way I always do,
...how was I to know she was with the Russians, too?!?
We need rules like they had in WWII regarding communications.
I as visiting my grandmother last week and we talked about granddad and WWII. She said she never really knew where he was till later because there were such strict rules.
The Taliban can be lured in, by pre-adolescent boys wearing makeup.
Reason 386 why Facebook is an evil, evil thing.
yeah and? I certainly remember the North Korean spy I met a long time ago. She was cute.
Tokyo Rose has been channeled into Fallujah Fiona.
Why in the hell do troops in theater have access to electronic communications outside the chain of command?
Take away ALL iphones, laptops, cellphones etc. Any coms are through mail or heavily monitored comms via the CIC or similar office.
Either it is a war or it isn’t, no half way between.
Hello handsome American soldier. Come marry me. My father has two goats and a bush for my dowry.
One catch though: They can't be prosecuted, that would be "homophobic."
Just FB or all social media sites?
A useful excuse when stationed on the Isle of Capri with vino, women, and pizza no doubt.
I’m in the navy and I often receive friend requests from very attractive young females. I don’t know them nor do I know any of their friends. I figured there’s various scams behind such requests and the Taliban (or other enemy forces) could be amongst them. Naturally, I don’t accept the requests.
Mata Hari of the Tweets ???
They simply don't have the ability to do that. We are a modern military and banning such devices would affect mission readiness. I can tell you that 90% of the time my cell phone rings, if it is not my wife, it is someone from my command --and they aren't calling to talk about the weather. Most commands have FB pages and this is where they dispense news about the command. We need email to communicate with each other and internet access for logistics purposes.
The best the military can do is to issue strict guidelines about OPSEC and punish anyone who violates them.