Business Social Media Security

It’s not only very important to protect your computer from viruses and hackers, it’s also extremely important to protect and keep your social media accounts safe. Take a few moments to evaluate and improve your business social media security.

How many social media accounts do you have in your business? Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin Youtube, the list can go on and you could still have more than one account for each social media platform. These are all great sources for companies who are looking to reach their demographic, they are great until they get hacked. A hacker is someone who user’s unethical practices to get control of someone’s account to get private information. Here are a few steps you can take in order to protect themselves and their information:

Keep your business social media accounts safe
  1. Make use of a strong password, and make sure you change it regularly – having a password with just lowercase letters is never a good idea. You want your password to have a mix of numerals, as well as capitalised and lower case letters. A good length is around 10 characters per password; it’s also important to make sure you change your password regularly. By changing your password frequently, it makes it harder for people to hack into your account, a great way to remember is to change your password with the seasons. A new password for each new season!
  2. It’s very important that you use different passwords for all your accounts. If one of your sites gets hacked, the rest of them will be protected because none of your passwords are the same.
  3. Be careful who you allow to have access to your password – anytime you sign up to use an app etc. you’re distributing your personal information. There are people that specifically will create apps or links just to get that information. It’s very important that if you decide to use these apps, you do a little research first. Facebook apps, for instance, are the games, quizzes, and polls that you receive request to join or find a search.
  4. Be careful on what links you click on – many times, when an account has been hacked, it will automatically put out an incorrect link from that user’s Facebook or Twitter profile. If you see a link that doesn’t make sense coming from a well-known profile, don’t click it! Simply clicking the link can lead to an account getting hacked. If this were to happen to you, the first thing you should do is change your account’s password and then notify your connections. Typically, these sorts of spam links come with an inappropriate message, odd spelling.
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