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Secure Social Media


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Secure Social Media

  1. 1. Facebook 0 Pick a strong password: Use a combination of at least six numbers, letters, and punctuation marks (like ! and &) 0 Make sure your email account(s) are secure 0 Log out of Facebook when you use a computer you share with other people 0 Run anti-virus software on your computer: 0 Use our extra security features 0 Think before you click or download anything 0 Facebook
  2. 2. Twitter 0 We want Twitter to be a safe and open community. This help page provides some information and tips to help you practice safe Tweeting and keep your account secure. Here are some basics: 0 Use a strong password. 0 Use login verification. 0 Watch out for suspicious links, and always make sure you’re on before you enter your login information. 0 Never give your username and password out to untrusted third parties, especially those promising to get you followers or make you money. 0 Make sure your computer and operating system is up-to-date with the most recent patches, upgrades, and anti-virus software. 0 secure#
  3. 3. Google Plus 0 Check for viruses and malware. Run a scan on your computer with a trusted anti-virus software. If the scan detects any suspicious programs or applications, remove them immediately. 0 Regularly update your account recovery options. Make sure to update your account recovery options to check that they are always up-to-date. 0 Enroll in 2-step verification. 2-step verification adds an extra layer of security to your account by requiring you to sign in with something you know (your password) and something you have (a code sent to your phone). 0 Never use your Google Account password on another website. If you enter your password in an external website and it's compromised, someone could try to sign in to your Google Account with the same information. 0 Protect your password. Never enter your password after following a link in an email from an untrusted site. Always go directly to or Also, never send your password via email. Google will never email you to ask for your password or other sensitive information. 0
  4. 4. Pinterest 0 Pick a strong password that has symbols and/or numbers. Check out these tips from Microsoft on creating strong passwords. 0 Use a unique password for Pinterest - don't use the same password on every site. 0 Don't share your password. We won't ask for your password by email, instant message or phone. 0 Only enter your password on or our official Pinterest, Inc. mobile app. 0 Check your address bar for – and are good, but is not. If ever you're unsure whether to log in, go to and click Login to be safe. 0 Be cautious when you're online. Don't complete suspicious requests for personal information, including any offer that appears too good to be true. 0
  5. 5. LinkedIn 0 Change your password every few months. 0 Don't use the same password on all the sites you visit. 0 Select strong passwords that can't easily be guessed with 10 or more characters. 0 Randomly add capital letters, punctuation or symbols. 0 Sign out of your account after you use a publicly shared computer. 0 Manage your account information and privacy settings from the Profile and Account sections of your Settings page. 0 Keep your antivirus software up to date. 0 Don't put your email address, address or phone number in your profile's Summary. 0 Only connect to people you know and trust. 0 Report any privacy issues to Customer Service. 0
  6. 6. Privacy in the news .. 0 Major Internet Security Flaw Exposes Millions Of Usernames, Passwords 0 Yahoo fixes Flickr invitation bug that leaked real names and email addresses 0 Data Brokers Sell Information About Rape Survivors, Alcoholics, Mentally Ill People, And More 0 Social media sites hacked, information stolen 0 The Data Brokers: Selling your personal information
  7. 7. Compiled and designed by Mark Fullbright , Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist™ (CITRMS) as a free service for consumers to protect themselves online and reduce their exposure to identity theft. Stay Safe, Stay Secure