Published By: Ishani Karmakar

How To Protect Your Social Media Accounts From Hacks And Attacks

More than 145 minutes a day on average are spent on social media by people globally. That number can vary greatly, but it is reasonable to conclude that a significant amount of our day is spent on social media.

In light of this, Social Media Day is also a good time to examine your social media settings and routines so that you may get the most of it with the least amount of hassle and concern. There are a number of things you can take to keep yourself safe and secure online, whether you use Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, or other apps:

Go private

You may choose to make your profile and updates available to friends only on social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram, and others. By selecting this option, you may preserve your privacy by preventing other internet users from seeing what you are doing, saying, and publishing.

Say “no” to strangers sending friend requests

Be honest while evaluating the invites you get. Outright strangers may be more than simply a stranger; they may be a fake account created with the intention of gathering user data for the purposes of cybercrime or they may be an account created with the intention of disseminating incorrect information.

Take another look before registering

Nothing like that post of you on vacation or posting your whereabouts when you are out on the town says "there is no one at home right now." Such posts essentially serve as an announcement of your whereabouts to a sizable following – or perhaps the entire world, if you are not posting privately.

The Internet is forever

What you publish can be kept and shared again, regardless of whether your profile is set to private or if you are using an app that allows for "disappearing" messages and posts. Simply snapping a screenshot will do. Simply do not upload anything if you do not want it to be seen forever.

Be wary about phishing scams

Even if we have become accustomed to hearing cautions about phishing emails, there are still many instances of phishing assaults on social media. The same laws are in effect. Do not click any links you get over instant or direct messaging from strangers.

Look over your tags

On certain websites, like Facebook, users may see postings that have their profile names tagged in them. Give yourself the most control over how and where your tags are used by others by checking your account settings. This will assist in keeping you informed about how and where you are discussed by others.

Take care of your gadgets and yourself

When using social media, security software may shield you from clicking on harmful links, help you create stronger passwords to prevent account hacks, and improve your online privacy. Today, identity theft is a tragically prevalent event, thus security software is very necessary.