How to make your social media accounts more secure

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Social networks are an integral part of our daily lives. Nowadays, social networks are essential for the success of a business. It is difficult to succeed if you do not take advantage of your online presence. Social media profiles are just as important as a website.

Social networks are the perfect place to share your experience. Share interesting moments from your work process or talk to your clients. In this way, you build a relationship with them, which is of great importance for the development of your brand. When you have a relationship with a client, he is more likely to trust you or reuse your services.

Each social platform has its advantages and is made for specific businesses. If you want to find out which is the right social network for you, read our blog post.

With over 2.77 billion social media users, they are the perfect platform for identity theft. With a huge user database of personal information, the responsibility of social networks is to keep personal information safe.

Every year, millions of people fall victim to data breaches and identity theft. It can cost you personal data loss and a lot of stress.  It happens when you let your guard down and depend so much on these platforms for your security. Online security is a difficult task, but some things can help you. In this blog post, we will look at a few ways to be more secure on social media.

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Use a secure password

If your password is weak, your account security is compromised. In addition, if you use the same password for different accounts, all your profiles can be hacked more easily.

Make sure you use a unique and strong password for each social account. It must include numbers, words, uppercase and lowercase letters, and special characters. The stronger the password you use, the harder it is for hackers to crack your password. Change your password at least once a month. It is one of the safest ways to protect yourself from hacking.

Whenever possible, require two-factor authentication to have more than one password between your social accounts and a potential hacker.

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Be careful with public Wi-Fi

Be careful when accessing social media accounts on wireless networks, warns the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Public Wi-Fi connections in restaurants, libraries, airports, and other business locations are insecure to keep social accounts secure. Cybercriminals easily access passwords and other data on these types of wireless networks.

Security software

Installing antivirus or security software on all your devices is one of the best ways to protect yourself from all kinds of online threats. To keep up with new viruses, make sure you use an updated version of the security software. Protect your devices against malware, spyware, or malicious applications.

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Check your inbox regularly for suspicious attempts to log in 

You must start checking your email regularly for suspicious attempts to log in to your account. People ignore emails from Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. We often think that they send us emails that are not as important. But, sometimes emails from social networks are crucial, and we have to pay attention to them. It can often be a notification of an attempt to log in to our account from an unknown device. It can be of great benefit to us, but only if we see it in time. If we find out in time that someone is trying to log in to our account, we need to change our password immediately. The sooner we do it, the safer it is for us.

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Check your social media privacy settings

Social networks have a lot of information about you, and you may be surprised at how much of it is visible to everyone on the Internet by default. We strongly recommend that you check your privacy settings and do not leave them on default. It’s up to you to decide what information you want to share with strangers and what you want to share with your friends. And you can make it unavailable to everyone but you. You can decide, but if you don’t change the settings, all this information will be available to everyone.

If you have additional questions or need help, we at Dreamtech are always available. You can contact us or make an appointment for a free consultation.

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