Social media play an integral part in our daily lives. We use social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to communicate with our family and friends. Social networks have more than 2.77 Billion users. This makes them an ideal place for cybercriminals to steal data and identity.
Social platforms have security vulnerabilities, and it is their responsibility to protect our personal data. Millions of people are victims every year of identity theft and data breaches.
It is difficult to secure online, but the following security tips can help you keep your identity and credentials safe on social media.
Companies that use social media networks to advertise to us should track our online activities. It’s not hard to see that social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and others do this in large numbers.
Cookies are necessary to do this. We must delete cookies from our browser regularly. This will improve our security, and will make it easier to keep our anonymity online.
Social media is not the only place where data can be collected. Retailers also do this and purchase data from sites where they are logged into. Don’t give out your personal information to any website if you don’t want to get spam calls, messages, or emails.
Every email you send or receive online is subject to being copied, spied upon, and even stolen if it’s not obvious. You can send anything online, from a photo to your social media networks to a PDF file that you need for a chat. To ensure your privacy, a VPN is used to protect your data.
These softwares offer security because they use technology to encrypt or decrypt the information sent and received over the internet. You can hide your IP address which gives you additional security benefits.
A VPN with a free trial is available to test it out and determine if it meets your privacy and security needs.
Always install and download a reliable antivirus and antimalware. You can either buy it or get it from trusted sources so that you are protected against viruses.
Be aware that fake antivirus can be found. These are programs that claim your device is infected with a virus and require you to pay for its removal. Fake antivirus is a type of malware. To protect yourself, you need a reliable one.
Social platforms may update their privacy or security policies from time to time. When this happens, they usually notify users. It is a good idea to check your security settings if you are aware that a platform has made these changes.
To ensure that your credentials don’t get leaked to social networks, you need to be vigilant and regularly update your security settings on these platforms. We remind you, from Your Technological Blog, that good browsing habits are essential to ensure your safety.
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