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Watch out for cyber risks when using social media

It’s best not to share personal information on social media. Take care with sensitive information especially anything that may help a person steal your identity or find you, such as your full name, Social Security number, address, birthdate, phone number, or where you were born.

Look out for phishing scams disguised as social media games

Have you ever completed a quiz on Facebook? Although questionnaires are good fun, cybercriminals sometimes design them to solicit personal information. Be wary of any that ask you to share personal information in the comments section, such as your first job or your pet’s name – these are often the type of questions used to […]

Cybersecurity tips for online dating

Online dating – once the ugly cousin of the dating world – is now hitting it off, especially for younger generations. In fact, Pew Research Center claims that while 3-in-10 Americans overall have used an online dating service, that number is much higher for Americans aged 18-29 (48%).  As with any digital innovation, cybersecurity concerns […]

Protect your TikTok account by changing your account settings

TikTok took the world by storm in recent years and, in turn, has become one of the most widely used social media platforms on the planet. Of course, this also represents an equally growing risk to privacy and security . To mitigate this concern, make sure your account is set to private. This allows only […]

Customize the default security settings on social media

Social media sites like TikTok and Facebook have a seemingly never-ending selection of settings you can tweak for security and privacy. Please don’t leave the defaults on – take a little time and review the options, find options that limit who can see your data and reduce your overall exposure. A good example is TikTok’s […]

Divvy up your online presence by compartmentalizing accounts

Don’t use the same email address to sign up for multiple accounts. If that email is compromised, so are all the accounts connected to it. Assign a different email address with a unique password to every type of action you take on the internet (i.e. social media, work, e-commerce, etc.)