Cybersecurity And Your Social Media Accounts
Whether you are showing off a meal you are about to eat, creeping your frenemies or staying in touch with family and actual friends, social media has got it all.
However, as is often the case with anything free, there are drawbacks.
Social engineering is the most effective way criminals are able to breach organizations and steal data. These attacks are able to take place because cybercriminals search for personal information on social media accounts that they can then exploit.
With that said, here are some tips to help keep you, your colleagues and your loved ones safe on social media:
Tips for staying safe on social media
1. Many fraudsters love to start by making their way onto our friend lists. With that in mind, make sure to verify your friend and follower requests before accepting any of them. 2. When you allow access via add-ons like games from third-party vendors through your chosen social media platform, make sure you understand what you are agreeing to, and what information of yours and your friends the company will now be able to get their hands on. 3. Make sure to customize your privacy settings! You want to avoid having all of your information be seen by the general public. Keep certain things for your friends and family only.
Source: Danny Pehar, Forbes