Social media is a popular platform that helps you in your personal as well as professional life. However, if you become careless, it might put your online security at risk. It is important to follow the following tips to keep your social media channels safe.
Delete Browser History
You should always delete your browser history and properly log out, especially if you have logged in to your social media account on a shared device. You never know who might use that system after you. And if you haven’t deleted the browser’s history, anyone can easily get into your social media account and see your private details.
All browsers have an option to delete browsing history. It doesn’t matter which browser you use. Go to the menu and delete the history. If you are using a device other than yours, you must use it in Incognito and Private Browsing mode. By doing this, your search history will not save on the device.
Use Unique Password For Every Social Media Account
Most people find it convenient to use the same password for all their social media accounts. It is a huge mistake that should avoid at any cost. Using the same password for every social media account makes your online security vulnerable. In the first look, such mistakes may seem minor to you, but they are enough to get all your social media accounts hacked.
Suppose someone comes to know your Facebook password, then there is every possibility that he can also access your other accounts like Twitter, Instagram, or TikTok using that password. Therefore, you should be very careful when it comes to setting passwords for your social media accounts. Try to use a unique password for every account and give your password an extra layer of security.
Use an Antivirus Software
The easiest and one of the most effective ways to protect your system is to have an antivirus program on the computer. This program monitors unknown and unsafe apps, files, and activities. Besides, the security scan also keeps on checking for possible threats. It gives you protection from likely threats like viruses, malware, and spyware.
Therefore, always keep the latest antivirus software from a good company installed in your system and strengthen your digital security shield. However, usually, antivirus programs are available free on the Internet. But it’s not advisable to use them because free programs have limits, and they do not provide complete protection. It’s always better to use the PAD antivirus program.
After you finish your work on a shared system, you must log out. It is very important to maintain your safety on the Internet. You should go a step further and make it a habit to log out of your device after you’re done. Moreover, no user except you will be able to access social media on your device.
Don’t Give Access to Third-party Apps.
Many apps allow you to log in to your social media account through their platform, and you may find this feature very convenient. However, by doing this, you give complete control to a third-party app. It means that besides you, this app will also access your social media account information.
Thousands of applications on the Google Play Store to increase the social media platform’s potential. When you give access to these third-party apps through social media accounts, they start stealing all your information, and you are not even aware of it.
For example, many apps allow the facility to download Facebook and Instagram videos. You may think they are providing free service, but they get paid for such services. You should avoid using these apps that provide such features. Apps that predict you, apps that compare you to some imaginary deity, apps that create celebrity. Moreover, these are not essential apps that your smartphone cannot work without.
Use the latest version.
So, when was the last time you updated and installed an app on your mobile phone? To protect your phone from hacking and secure your data, always use up-to-date applications and update old apps installed on your phone. By updating these apps, you get a more secure version with new features. You also enable your app to face new security threats.
It would be best if you always used the Play Store to update your Android apps. Follow these 5 steps to update your apps.
- Open Play Store
- Tap on menu
- Go to My Apps & Games
- Tap on “Update All” under Installed
- Once you do this, all your apps will start updating.
These security tips are important for established channels and the newly developed channels of Indian social media.