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Use unique photos for different sites.

If you’re using one photo for a social media account and another for a dating app, you run the risk of being the victim of a reverse image search, which would allow a stranger to find you on both accounts — or any others the photo exists on. It’s easy to see why you should […]

Delete old social media accounts you’re don’t use

Social media is a blessing and a curse. It assists you in stay on touch with others but can also leak a lot of data and increase your vulnerability to breaches. Accordingly, remove any old accounts you don’t need to reduce risk. Also try not to post information on social networks that might make you […]

Block as much as you need on social media

Social networks are full of scams meant to collect your personal data by sending you to risky websites or seeking sensitive information. You should block any account you think might be trying to scam you – that way, you won’t see any of its posts.

Turn off Quick Add in Snapchat

The Quick Add feature in Snapchat allows friends of friends to find and add each other more easily in the app. While this is convenient for genuine connections, it can also be used by bad actors if they hijack an account. Turning off Quick Add will prevent anyone finding your account via your friends. It […]

Limit the personal information you post on social

Try not to post information that might make you vulnerable, such as your address or information about your schedule or routine. If your social connections post information about you, make sure the combined information is not more than you would be comfortable with strangers knowing. Also be considerate when posting information, including photos, about your […]

Review the apps that connect via your social accounts

When you sign into a site using your Facebook, Google or Twitter account, then you may have already shared some of your data with a third party. A good idea is to periodically look at which services are joined via your social networks. Recent data leak incidents illustrate the risks of allowing untrusted apps to access […]