Social networking has changed the way we communicate and connect across the globe. But sharing our personal lives online can also create new opportunities for identity theft and account hacking.
Here are six ways to protect your account and your identity when using social media, including:
Look out behind you
Before you post that selfie photo at work, check and make sure there's nothing in the area behind you that reveals confidential or sensitive information.
Skip the shortcut
Many websites and application allow you to avoid creating an account by signing-in with a social media login. As tempting as this can be, it's much safer to create a unique account instead. That way, if one of your social media accounts is hacked, the hackers can't access other accounts and apps along with it.
Prune your network
Check your list of connections on a regular basis, and flag or block any strangers or anyone that doesn't have a profile or any content of their own.