Every year thousands of people’s social media accounts get hacked and they lose all of their followers. Social media accounts are crucial for personal as well as business needs. No one wants to lose their social media account followers, friends and family connection and it takes hard work to get followers on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Youtube.
But how to protect your social media accounts from cyber-criminals?
Ben Givon summarized for you 6 ways to secure your social accounts from hackers.
1. Create Strong Password
About 75% of cyber security attacks are because of a weak or stolen password.
On almost any website you’ll see a suggestion to create a strong password.
How to create a strong password:
- Your password consists of at least six characters.
- Combination of numbers, symbols, and letters (@, #, $, %, etc.).
- It contains letters in both lowercase and uppercase.
Unfortunately, these types of passwords are not easy to remember. The most obvious solution is to write it in a physical book or use a password manager such as LastPass or any other one.
2. Change Your Password Regularly
Talking about passwords, even the strongest one needs to be changed in case you detected unusual activity from your account or when a social site you have an account for is compromised in a data breach.
3. Don’t Follow On Strange Links
Usually, phishing links are from someone saying go there and earn income, or get free followers. If you follow the link it may lead you to a website masquerading as something legitimate like a dummy Facebook looking page and once you enter your confidential data, your information is sent to the hacker.
4. Be Careful When Using Third-Party Applications
When you are in the process of creating a new account there may be a possibility to log in with your existing account on Facebook or Google.
It’s always better to research before using any apps or websites that require login with any other social login option.
5. Use Two-Factor Authentication
Enabling two-factor authentication is one of the most secure way to protect your account.
6. Create An Exclusive Email For Social Media
It might help in a situation when sadly your accounts get hacked so at least the hackers won’t have access to all of the other valuable information about you.
Please keep our accounts safe.