As Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn have become an integral part of our everyday routines, sharing private information about ourselves publicly to these channels has in turn become the norm which, in some cases, can be hazardous.

In the face of Twitter account hacks, the recent controversy over the NSA’s data mining, and Facebook phishing, how do you keep your data safe?

Check out the infographic below by NextAdvisor to learn how identity thieves hack social media profiles, what types of information you should or shouldn’t share on social media and other tips for identity theft protection.

(Infographic via NextAdvisor, image via)