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
0 Run anti-virus software on your computer:
0 Use our extra security features
0 Think before you click or download anything
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
Twitter.com 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 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
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 mail.google.com or
www.google.com/accounts/Login. Also, never send your password via email. Google will
never email you to ask for your password or other sensitive information.
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 pinterest.com or our official Pinterest, Inc. mobile
0 Check your address bar for pinterest.com – help.pinterest.com and
m.pinterest.com are good, but pinterest.somethingelse.com is not. If ever you're
unsure whether to log in, go to http://pinterest.com 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 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
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
0 Only connect to people you know and trust.
0 Report any privacy issues to Customer Service.
Privacy in the news ..
0 Major Internet Security Flaw Exposes Millions Of
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
0 Social media sites hacked, information stolen
0 The Data Brokers: Selling your personal
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Specialist™ (CITRMS) as a free service for consumers to protect themselves online and
reduce their exposure to identity theft.
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