Social networking websites like MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, and Windows Live Spaces are services people can use to connect with others to share information like photos, videos, and personal messages.
As the popularity of these social sites grows, so do the risks of using them. Hackers, spammers, virus writers, identity thieves, and other criminals follow the traffic.
“Social media is changing the way we communicate and the way we are perceived, both positively and negatively. Every time you post a photo, or update your status, you are contributing to your own digital footprint and personal brand. ”
Amy Jo Martin, Digital Royalty
Here are 10 tips you can follow to protect yourself whey you use social network.
- Use of strong password: Passwords with are strong when they are longer and when mixed alpha-numeric characters are used. Examples can be Ex@mpl3s19
- Different Accounts, Different Password: If you are using same password for all your social media accounts, then there is a high chance of losing your all accounts when one of the account is compromised.
- Internet is forever: Any thing you post on social media will remain forever. No doubt even if you delete it from your account some one might already have made a copy of it and can use it against you. So, think 10 times before you are posting something.