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Social Media Security Risks [Infograph]

How Much Do You Know About Social Media Security?

At Sea to Sky Technology we often focus on hardware, or software-based security solutions. However, there are many tactics that hackers use to gain access to your precious personal information. We want to discuss a little about social media security. Hackers can use the personal information posted on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, or other social sites to try to crack your security.

Do you post too much information on social media sites? When using these sites try to keep yourself safe and use good judgement when posting your information. Make sure to brush up on social media security best practices.

Tips To Enhance Your Social Media Security

  • First off…Choose your social network carefully.
  • Make sure you use excellent Virus Protection Software on your computer.
  • Beware of users you don’t know on Social Sites.
  • Use caution when you click links that you receive in messages from your friends on your social website
  • Beware of the information or pictures you share on the sites.
  • Think twice before you use social networking sites at work. You don’t want to lose your job due to social media sites being the cause of the breach of your work’s private information
  • Make sure you learn…and USE the security settings on the social sites.
  • Don’t post personal information like: kids names, address, phone numbers, work place, etc. for others to see.
  • Beware of the games/apps that you use through these social sites. They could be looking to steal your information.
  • Don’t trust that a message is really from who it says it’s from.
  • Type the address of your social networking site directly into your browser or use your personal bookmarks.
  • Definitely, make sure to talk to your children about social networking.

Social Media Security Best Practices Infograph

Here is an infograph (from Trend Micro) that outlines the potential dangers of posting too much personal information on various social media sites.

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