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I’m a cybersecurity expert – employers can find ANYTHING about you in minutes, but run if you see my red flag

A CYBER security expert is warning people about how easily employers find almost anything about them online.

She also revealed the issue of the red flag that employers sometimes raise that should send them running in the opposite direction.


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She said potential employers don't need to do much to find your social media presence


She said potential employers don’t need to do much to find your social media presenceCredit: Getty

Ashley Arndt, a women’s empowerment advocate and cybersecurity expert, has revealed the exact process employers can use on social media to find out more about you, because she can too.

She created her informational video in response to someone asking how a potential employer would find out about her social media presence if they were just interviewing for a job.

“First, let me tell you that approximately 80% of employers will review potential candidates’ social media to some degree during the hiring process and between 40-50% of employers will currently admit – ‘admit’ is the keyword — looking at the social media profiles of their current employees,” she said.

Arndt then noted that the size of the company will determine who checks the social media of potential employees.

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If it’s a small business, she said the owner can do it.

If it’s a large company, she noted that they can outsource the task.


Arndt then dove into his process of finding information about a person.

Specifically, she used another commenter who said they didn’t think she’d be able to dig much about them as an example.

“I’ll have your name and date of birth, where you went to school, things like that.

“I’ll look at your LinkedIn page, I’ll probably do a reverse image search to see where else you show up,” she explained.

“So I’ll go to Facebook.”

She said a lot of people don’t realize that people’s Facebook account URLs often have their usernames attached to them, and at least a Facebook ID number.

She added that this is only possible through the web version of Facebook.

“I can find things about you there,” she continued.

“If I can’t find much, I could look at other public records to maybe see who you’re married to or, you know, that sort of thing and I could look them up and maybe they have dropped a hint on maybe you have a blog or a YouTube channel or that sort of thing.”

Arndt then said she could use a person’s email to search for HaveIBeenPwned.com, which shows any data breaches that may have occurred with their email address or phone number.

“So I could see, for example, all the websites you’ve been on and it might show me some of your interests,” she added.

Throughout her speech, she reminded people how easy it is for others to find information about you without starting with lots of clues.


At the end of his educational video, Arndt said some companies will ask for social media usernames and passwords so they can log into your accounts themselves and navigate your life online.

“Never do that. Run,” she urged.

“Think of all the messages they might send.

“I mean, there’s so many things they could do.

“Please never give out your passwords.”

She went on to say that people should be concerned about these practices and what they post on social media, as employers may uncover things they might use to discriminate against them, such as sexual orientation. , religion, or if they are pregnant or have children.

“It gets really, really sticky really quickly, as you can see,” she concluded.

Viewers were shocked by his analysis of the situation and others admitted they still don’t know why anyone would want to dive into someone’s life like this.

“If a company googles my husband and searches his social media to find me and decides not to hire me, I will consider that a dodged bullet. This is insane,” one shocked person wrote.

“Why do they need to know about my personal life?

“Nothing to do with good or bad. I’m not the same in the office as I am outside.

“It’s none of their business,” another person said.

A disturbed third viewer said such practices “should be illegal” and that “American employers are going too far.”

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Of course, Arndt is just warning people about what can happen.

In this case, it seems best to follow the age-old rule of being careful what you post online.

Arndt said jobs should never ask you for your social media passwords, and if they do, you shouldn't work for them


Arndt said jobs should never ask you for your social media passwords, and if they do, you shouldn’t work for themCredit: Getty

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