Being connected with friends and family on Facebook and spending hours scrolling your Instagram is all well and good until your safety is compromised or you are scammed. Here are a few ways you can ensure that you are safe on social media.
- Always use strong passwords. Avoid obvious passwords that can be predicted easily. An alphanumeric string using letters, numbers and special characters is always a safe bet.
- Check what you are sharing. Revealing your home address, bank account information or contact number online have dangerous consequences.
- Do not post pictures of your vacation until you get back home. Posting pictures while you are not home can give an idea that your residence is not occupied and can be an easy target for robbers.
- Do not use the same password for every online account. Hackers and scammers may gain deep access to your virtual presence. You can also be a victim of identity theft.
- Set unique answers to your security answers. It is one more layer of added security and is available on almost every online platform.
- Avoid clicking on sketchy- looking emails in your mailbox. It is an easy way of phishing that may expose your password.
- Lock your phone. It goes without saying that in case your phone gets lost and in hands of a stranger, you would not want your confidential details to be accessible by everyone.