Six Ways to Protect Your Online IdentityJune 17, 2019
- Limit what you post. Don’t overshare the details of your personality, family background, or daily life. Think carefully about the information you’re disclosing online because it could come back to bite you.
- Lock down access to your accounts. Choose better, stronger passwords and change them periodically. Don’t use the same password for multiple accounts or share login credentials. Add an additional layer of security by enabling two-factor authentication.
- Be picky about third-party apps. Don’t allow other apps to post to your social media accounts on your behalf. Be wary of quizzes and games that want access to your profile.
- Be photo smart. Avoid posting images that share sensitive data like bank account or driver’s license numbers. Don’t use a full-face image for your profile picture. Remove geo-tags from your photos before posting.
- Manage privacy and audience settings. Periodically check your privacy control settings to ensure you’re not publicly sharing your information. Be cautious when you receive unsolicited friend or follower requests.
- Pay attention to your mobile phone. Don’t use public WiFi networks to log in to your social media accounts. Turn off Bluetooth and WiFi settings on your phone when not in use to prevent scammers from unauthorized access to your accounts.
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