If you or your business has a social media account, it may come under siege to a cyber security attack.
Social media is where you are able to catch up with friends, share pictures of your recent vacation, and post funny statuses. But as posting on these social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram has become more and more integrated into our everyday lives, it has also left a door wide open for cyber fraud. Protect yourself and your profile from coming under harm by using these safety guidelines for social media.
Safety Tips to Avoid Social Media Hacks
- Set up privacy controls on all of your social media accounts so that anything you post is only visible to your “friends.” This goes a long way in limiting who can see the information you’re sharing online. Similarly, only accept friend requests from people you actually know.
- Don’t activate your geotagging. This allows for anyone to simply tap your picture and see where you are or where you’ve been. Particularly dangerous if you took a pristine selfie at home and you had to post it. Now, everyone knows where you live.
- Don’t put personal information on your profile. Things like your hometown, your date of birth, your old high school, and your mother’s maiden name. Such information is common on security questions and they’ll be able to break into your accounts.
- Be sure to speak with your children about their profiles as well. Make sure they know everything that we’ve mentioned above and to make all of their profiles are as private as possible.
Your social media profile’s security needs to be taken seriously because thieves won’t give much thought as to how many followers you have. For more information on how to keep your social media profiles safe, please contact your team at Hoffman Brown Company in Sherman Oaks, California. We are happy to be of service!