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Michael Dell's Tweeting Daughter Points Up Safety Risks for the Wealthy

With the news that billionaire tech tycoon Michael Dell's daughter has been sharing information about where she is on Twitter, can Twitter pose a real danger to high net worths? Yes, according to Oliver Crofton of digital security consultants Vigilante Bespoke

With the news that billionaire tech tycoon Michael Dell's daughter has been sharing information about where she is on Twitter, can Twitter pose a real danger to high net worths? Yes, according to Oliver Crofton of digital security consultants Vigilante Bespoke.

Alexa Dell, who is eighteen, has been tweeting and Facebooking her location, her plans, her favourite shops and even events her parents were going to attend. Anyone electronically eavesdropping could plot nefarious activities such as kidnapping one of the Dells or robbing their home (albeit it's probably fortified like the Tower of London).

Oliver Crofton says that he has dealt with the case of a business tycoon whose daughter used a 'check-in' function on Facebook to tell her friends where she was. 'She checked into the same cafe every morning to get her coffee,' Crofton says, 'and she had a kidnap attempt against her' because the criminals knew exactly where she would be and when.

'People think that because information is invisible it's not valuable,' says Crofton, 'but for someone as high profile as Michael Dell's daughter, the information that she has could be really valuable if it falls into the wrong hands.'

Today's motto: Loose fingertips sink fortunes.

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