In case there is anyone here that doesn't know what OPSEC is, it is a shorthand "word" for "operational security." It's something that people who don't wish to be in the limelight, or want to keep their heads down and not attract unwanted attention from ANY sort of predators just naturally employ in all facets of life. Predators can be classed as acceptable or unacceptable, to a degree depending on a point of view. Acceptable, maybe, are relatives and friends that might turn on you in the event of a real personal or societal catastrophe. Unacceptable would include any governmental agency acting on directions from "above" or unilaterally and locally. So here is a spot where we can enumerate things to watch out for, places where heightened consciousness is needed, and where care should be taken when exposing what you might be doing for your own, family, and friends personal or group security. Watch your own backtrail, but tell what steps you "recommend" as good OPSEC practice for the average monkey. The impetus for this thread is from recent observations of new members posts containing information that could be used improperly. Unofficially, we discourage posting of emails, for example, in new posts and sig lines. Officially, SM doesn't care how low someone drops their drawers, but how can we morally ignore ignorance? We have to help newbs, that's one reason we are here. First item is mine. Put lighting on timers so that passersby can't tell if you are home in the evenings or not.