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Customize default security configurations on social media

Facebook and Twitter have an ever-changing collection of settings you can fine-tune for better security and privacy. Don’t just use the defaults – instead look through the selections to find the ones that limit who can see your data and reduce your overall exposure. A good example is Twitter’s ability to mute specific accounts and […]

Take advantage of muting on Twitter

If you use Twitter, it’s a good idea to block any accounts that harass you or urge you to take action by visiting a risky site via link. Another layer of protection is available through muting, which lets you prevent certain accounts or even specific words and phrases from ever appearing in your timeline. You […]

Be careful if integrating social network accounts

Most social networks allow you to integrate information with other social networks. For example you can post an update on your Twitter account and have it automatically posted on your Facebook account as well. Be particularly careful when integrating your social network accounts. You may be anonymous on one site, but exposed when using another.

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.

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.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month tips: How to secure your sensitive data

In preparation for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, how can you best keep your personal data safe?