Nowadays, social media is loved by everyone. Not just a lifestyle, more than that, social media is also used as a business opportunity. For this reason, it is very important to maintain the security of your social media accounts so that they are not attacked by hackers. Hackers can take over accounts and send links containing malware to connected social media contacts. Not only does this harm you, it also impacts the people who connect with you on social media. Here are some ways to keep your social media accounts safe from hacking:
Understand the security of your social media accounts
Before creating a social media account, you must first understand the character of social media. You can see reviews from some users who have used it. You can also see it from various user reviews through blog media or the like. If many complain, many judge it negatively, and from untrusted developers you should consider before creating a social media account.
Remove access from unnecessary apps
Granting access permissions to third-party applications has the potential to leak personal data of social media users, especially if the third-party application is hacked. You should be careful in choosing a third application. In addition, removing access to applications that are not important also needs to be done, this is to prevent unwanted bad things.
Use strong and unique passwords
Use several security options provided by social media accounts to the maximum such as two-step verification, turning on activity recording notifications on social media accounts or using long passwords and difficult letter combinations. Weak passwords are vulnerable to attacks such as brute force. We recommend using a password consisting of random phrases with special characters.
Don’t easily give account login information
We recommend that you maintain the privacy of your social media account logins to prevent unwanted incidents. Even with close friends or relatives, you need to be careful and alert if someone asks for login information. It may be that you feel safe with a social media account that is connected to your device, but it is not necessarily safe if the social media account is logged in on another device that you provide access to login information.
Ignore suspicious links
In addition to being pasted on browsers and websites, phishing traps are also often sent through inboxes via links on social media. This is done by hackers to gain access to the target’s social media accounts. You should pay attention to any suspicious links that enter. Don’t hesitate to ignore messages that you feel are suspicious.