Going into social media, while it’s fun is not without its risks. Here are a few useful tips from Kaspersky to make your social media activity safer while still enjoyable.
Verify every Facebook contact
Try to verify their identity.
Protect your banking and financial information
Never disclose anything about your bank accounts, credit cards, debit cards, or other financial information on Facebook.
Be wary of strangers
Don’t add or accept friend requests from people that you don’t know.
Keep your password secure (Check this post for some ideas)
- Use a complex password that will be difficult for others to guess
- Use a mixture of letters, numbers, and symbols
- Remember to change your password frequently
- Don’t use the same password for Facebook and other websites
Secure your computer, your mobile devices, and your data
Install a rigorous anti-malware solution on your computer, smartphone, and tablet – to protect your devices against the latest computer viruses, worms, Trojan viruses, and other threats.
Avoid logging into your accounts from FREE public Wi-Fi
Be aware that public Wi-Fi is highly insecure and your activities can easily be intercepted by others in the same network. Whenever possible, use your cell phone data plan instead. If not possible, use a VPN.
Take a few minutes to increase your awareness of the threats that lurk on social networking platforms and learn how to play it safe when you’re connecting online.
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