How to Stay Safe on Social Media

August 14th, 2017


In the age of social media, it can be easy to become so caught up online that you forget to make sure that your personal information is protected. Far too often, our NY data destruction services have seen people dealing with problems caused by unsafe social media practices.

If you are using any online social media platform such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, make sure you take our tips to keep you and your personal information safe.

  • Use secure passwords. The best way to keep your personal information safe online is to use a password that will be difficult for hackers to guess. Using random assortments of letters, numbers and symbols will make your passwords almost impossible to crack, but they can be hard to remember. Using a combination of all three of these can help you to make a password that’s unique, memorable and, most importantly, unhackable.
  • Monitor your accounts. Make sure to turn on all features that alert you when your account is accessed from a new computer or location. This will allow you to keep track of potential account hacking. If you notice that your account has been compromised, it is possible that you’ve received a virus on your computer or account as well. Be sure to keep your antivirus software updated and contact a hard drive destroyer in New York if you believe that your computer has been compromised.
  • Don’t “friend” people that you don’t know. One of the best ways for hackers and other social media villains to gain access to your personal information is by “friending” you with a fake profile. These fake profiles usually use pictures of models to trick you into giving up your personal information and allowing them to see everything that you post online. Never add anyone that you don’t know on social media, and make sure that your children know the dangers of online strangers.

Want to learn more about keeping your personal information safe online? Contact our specialists at Keystone Technology Management today!