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Social Media Security Tips

Here are some tips to help protect yourself when using social media networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter:

  • Ensure that each of your computers has updated software installed including operating system, personal firewall, anti-virus, anti-spyware and a current browser. Use reputable internet tools to scan your browser for known vulnerabilities
  • Set the privacy and security settings on your social network accounts to a level that you are comfortable with for information sharing
  • Be aware of how much personal information you post on social networking sites. Confidential information should never be shared including date of birth and social security number. A hacker could use this information to steal your identity or access your data
  • Do not announce that you are on vacation or away for an extended period of time
  • Use strong passwords combining capital and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols and change your password frequently
  • Use different passwords for different accounts; never using the same password for business and personal accounts
  • Never click on hyperlinks within a post or text message if it appears suspicious even if it appears to come from a friend. Your friend's account may have been hacked or infected and could now be spreading malware
  • Remember, once you post information online it stays online. Protect your reputation by assuming everything you post online is permanent





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