How to Secure Your Social Media

October 9, 2020

How Do I Secure My Social Media?

It seems like everyone has at least one form of social media they’re on these days, however, not all know how to ensure the information they’re sharing online stays secure.


Whether you’re on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media platform, it is well worth your time to look through your privacy settings and adjust to the level of security you’d like. Security settings are always being updated on these platforms, so it’s important to keep up with them!


After you’ve done that, check out these tips we have for adding that extra level of security!


  • Ensure each social media account you have has a strong and unique password
  • Use multi-factor authentication (MFA) when possible
  • Deactivate any old social media accounts that you no longer use

Extra Steps for an Added Layer of Security


Alongside these tips, it’s extremely important to be aware of what you’re posting as hackers often look to social media to figure out your routines which allows them to partake in social engineering. 


For example, if you start posting pictures of yourself in Mexico, this shows you’re on vacation which gives away your location, the information that your home may be vacant, and that you may not be paying attention to suspicious activity as much. 


Another example includes sharing too much personal information online such as sharing your favourite music, activities, and locations, or having your mom as a contact. All of this information could potentially give away answers to security questions you may have for important accounts.


Overall, when using social media, it’s really important to keep your privacy settings up to date and to be aware of the content you post as sharing one wrong piece of information publicly might lead to a breach in your other important accounts.


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