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Do not trust everything you see online

When online a little bit of skepticism is helpful. People can post false or misleading information about various topics, including their own identities on social networking websites. It’s not always done with malicious intent; it could be unintentional, an exaggeration, or a joke. Take appropriate precautions, though, and try to verify the authenticity of any […]

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.

Limit personal information you distribute online

Don’t over share on social networking websites. Be very careful with personally identifying information like Social Security numbers, account numbers, and passwords – as well as specific information about yourself, such as your full name, address, birthday, and even vacation plans. The e-commerce boom precipitated a new cybersecurity threat known as e-skimming, which involves the […]

Only connect with people you trust on social networks

While some social media may seem securer for connecting because of the limited personal information shared through them, keep your connections to people you know and trust. Also, the default setting for the status update on most social networking apps is that anyone on the Internet can see it. If you only want your trusted […]

Evaluate your social site settings

Take advantage of a site’s privacy settings. The default settings for some sites may allow anyone to see your profile, but you can customize your settings to restrict access to only certain people. There is still a risk that private information could be exposed despite these restrictions, so don’t post anything that you wouldn’t want […]

What are social networking sites?

Social networking sites, sometimes referred to as “friend-of-a-friend” sites, build upon the concept of traditional social networks where you are connected to new people through people you already know. The purpose of some networking sites may be purely social, allowing users to establish friendships or romantic relationships, while others may focus on establishing business connections.