Everything in our lives has become online, thanks the famous social media giants. Even though publishing your information online gives you credit and a sense of accomplishment, there is chance of negatives as well. Evil hackers all around the world have continuously figuring out ways to steal common internet user’s data and it is being done very easily these days. Recently we have been attacked with the momo hacker through whatsapp, what measures you have taken to secure yourself online?
Average internet user has accounts possibly on all major social media sites like the Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. It is no secret that we publish all our public and even private information sometimes in these online account knowingly or unknowingly. The most disturbing fact is that most of the users online were not even aware that their accounts and information have been compromised. So, make sure your online social media accounts are secured with the following ways mentioned.
DELETE MY ACCOUNT
This may sound like a cliché, but you must take steps in order to delete your online profiles which you don’t use anymore. Just leaving it as it is will not stop you from getting hacked; there is always a chance that your private information can be compromised. There are online services that will let you delete any of your social media accounts easily; Account Killer is one of them.
It is not going to get any easy as the number of online accounts is going increase at an unimaginable rate. It is always advisable to setup a password manager rather to store your passwords on any word processor. Use strong password managers like 1Password, LastPass to manage all of your various login credentials at one place. Mind you, unfortunately there is no 100% guarantee that these password managers will be secure though.
Indian social media users were considered to be a potential target considering all other country users. This is mainly due to the sole reason that most of the youngsters in India immense himself or herself on all social media sites endlessly. If you are one of them then immediately opt the feature Two-factor authorization, it is absolutely free on most of the social media accounts you use. Just with a simple search online, you can find ways to setup two-factor authorization on Google and other sites. Since most of your accounts were linked through an email account, it is highly advisable to safeguard your email account in the first place.
No matter how much ever you secure your online activity, without using your common sense you cannot save anything at all. Use common sense to know what private information you are sharing online knowingly often times. If you would like to get yourself started with advanced online security, then begin with Ankit Fadia’s Unofficial guide to Ethical Hacking.