Taliban using Facebook to lure Aussie soldier

“Taliban insurgents are posing as ‘attractive women’ on Facebook to befriend coalition soldiers and gather intelligence about operations.

Australian soldiers are given pre-deployment briefings about enemies creating fake profiles to spy on troops.

Personnel are also being warned that geo-tagging – a function of many websites that secretly logs the location from where a post is made or a photo is uploaded – is a significant danger.

Family and friends of soldiers are inadvertently jeopardising missions by sharing confidential information online, the report warns.

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