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Conduct a periodic security audit of your social media profiles

By conducting regular audits on each of your social media accounts, look to review privacy settings, update passwords, ensure two-factor authentication is functioning properly and remove any suspicious connections. As cybercriminals commonly leverage public social media information, these routine checks strengthen your digital security and protect your personal information from potential breaches and attacks.

Avoid oversharing on social media

While social media is made for sharing, ensure that the information you publicly release doesn’t unnecessarily expose you to cyber risks. Avoid posting personal information like your full address, phone number, birth date or financial details, as such information can be exploited by malicious actors. Refrain also from sharing your vacation plans in real-time, as […]

Regularly review and update your privacy settings on social media platforms.

You can fortify your online privacy by regularly reviewing and updating your privacy settings on all social media platforms. Check in on who can view your posts, profile information and friend lists, preferably limiting the visibility of your posts to those you know. Also, regularly review third-party app permissions and revoke access to any suspicious […]

Unlink unfamiliar devices from your Facebook account

Maintaining Facebook security can be challenging due to the complex nature of the company’s applications. It’s likely that you’ve logged into Facebook from various devices and apps, hence the necessity to frequently check these connections. Navigate to the Security tab on Facebook’s Settings page to view your active sessions and the associated browsers and apps. […]

Don’t overindulge in social media

Social media can be a great way to stay in touch with friends and family. However, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. A common concern researchers have expressed is that social media can make you less happy, as you may constantly be comparing yourself to others. The best defense is to […]

Block or mute social media accounts that seem to exist solely to agitate you

Social media companies are well aware that an easy way to keep you engaged with their platforms is to cause outrage, so they’ll intentionally show you agitating content — much of which is intentionally made to be this way. There’s nothing to be gained from engaging with such content (at best, it’s a complete waste […]