How can you best protect yourself when using social media?

Well, the topic is interesting, if you think your data is private only you can see on the internet your
personal information then you are wrong. If you want more information related to your data
investigation just search yourself on Pipl (Just visit the site we can wait here).
As you can see nothing is safe on the internet only thing we can guide you to keep your data safe from
unauthorized access by making a few easy modifications to your devices and accounts, at least you can
hide your privacy to people whom you don’t want them to see your information, there are actions you
may do to ensure the privacy.

Password protection

You may believe that password-protecting your home computer is unnecessary, but you should
password-protect all of your digital devices. This can be your mobile, laptop, company laptop. Data
breaches and password leaks have occurred in the last decade at firms i.e Yahoo, Facebook, LinkedIn.
Do you want to discover which of your accounts has been breached? Search for Have I been Pawned?
Where you can get an idea if your account was compromised.
Use a strong password if you are using any social media or your personal laptop, mobile, or office
laptop. We will advise you to not use a single password on multiple platforms because one hacked
account can lead to access to multiple accounts. To make more secure your account online use two-
factor authentication even a hacker gets access to your account if protect you. With the name, two-
factor authentication requires two steps: a password and entering a secret key only you know. One
more important thing that always changes the default password of your device.

Social Media Information gathering

If you post your personal information on social media, you may utilize it as an information collection
platform, as stated in the title. Hackers can use this information to do social engineering. This is due to
human psychology since most people choose passwords that include their phone numbers, birth dates,
favorite foods, and children’s names to make it easier to remember the password. And you post these
details on social media, where hackers might exploit them to perform brute force attacks.
Locking down your social media accounts is the first line of defense. Only share with those you want to
view the information you’re sharing, such as family and friends. Personal information that might be used
to identify you or track your location should be handled carefully. Never fill in your complete personal
information on social media.

Beware of Online Scams

Different scams are developed through time, and victims fall victim to the scammers’ schemes. So
beware if you get a scam call, phishing website, and email that a hacker may try to steal your money.
These days companies’ services are getting advanced that they don’t do any calls to their customer and
the chances of getting scams are less. Legitimate companies never ask for your personal securitynumber. If you get a call don’t fall into their trap try to call an official number of the company that is
provided on the website.

Secure Network

Who is not happy with free wifi if you go to Starbuck providing you free open wifi. But this open network
can be used to watch the network traffic because open wifi is not secured. Surfing the website is fine
but while logging into your accounts we recommend you use VPN to encrypt all information.

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