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Regularly review the apps connected to your social accounts

If you have ever signed into a site using your Facebook, Google or Twitter account, then you have already shared some of your data with a third party. It’s a good idea to occasionally look at which services are connected to your social networks. Incidents such as the Cambridge Analytica leak illustrate the risks of […]

Recognize common social media scams when you see them

Have you ever seen an offer on Facebook for a program showing you who viewed your profile? Such functionality doesn’t exist, and if you try to download it you’ll probably get malware instead. Also watch out for links in Twitter Direct Messages and work-from-home schemes on LinkedIn.

Understanding app permissions and how they affect your data

You’ve probably seen it before, if only for a brief moment while installing an app or trying to use one of its video or photo features for the first time: a list of permissions the program wants from your device. Depending on the application, you may be asked to approve its access to your contacts, […]

Don’t reuse passwords. Create a unique password for every account.

Recycling the same password across accounts means that if it’s stolen even once, everything from your personal email to your Facebook could be hijacked. Plus, the most commonly reused passwords are easily guessed, such as “password” and “football.” Use a password manager to generate and securely store strong, unique passwords for each login.

Is it Safe to Sign into Websites with Your Social Media Account?

Is it OK to sign into a website with your Facebook or Google account?

How social media use can increase your cyber security risk

There are many cyber security risks when using social media. Here are a few to keep in mind.