Popular fitness applications and neglect of digital security rules make American special forces vulnerable to competitors, including Russia, China and Iran.
In his opinion, the greatest threat to the military is represented not by terrorists, but by the above-mentioned states.
The publication noted that in the past there have been situations in which the so-called digital footprints were left by planes and ships during operations. In addition, some aircraft and ships can be monitored online from special sites.
It has been argued that although the military is aware of the need for precautions, it cannot always follow them. “It’s hard to monitor others who are not familiar or accustomed to personal or operational security. Some of the worst offenders are tagged photos, family photos,” Business Insider added.
The journalist stressed that it is sometimes possible to detect data on the location or movements of the military by their loved ones, who can mark geolocation on social media.