Think before you drink before you drive before you Facebook

I’ve warned plenty of times via the pages of Naked Security about the dangers of sharing too much information about your private life on Facebook.

One person who clearly isn’t a regular reader of our site is Jacob Cox-Brown of Astoria, Oregon, who was making his way around town at approximately 1am on New Year’s Day when his car crashed into another vehicle causing significant damage to its taillight, bumper and further damage to another car parked in front.

18-year-old Cox-Brown was clearly in a rush to get home, as he didn’t stop his car – but went home to post the following message on Facebook instead.

Drivin drunk… classsic 😉 but to whoever’s vehicle i hit i am sorry. 😛

1am on New Year’s Day, and Jacob Cox-Brown may already have made the dumbest Facebook post of the year. That must surely be some kind of record?

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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