The sports category has moved to a new website.

10 safety tips to protect social media accounts from hackers

Here are 10 safety tips that can help you protect your social media accounts from hackers.

Image 1

As our lives increasingly move online, it's important to take steps to protect our personal information and keep our accounts secure.

Social media accounts, in particular, can contain a lot of sensitive information, making them an attractive target for hackers.

These tips range from using a strong and unique password to being careful with personal information and monitoring your accounts regularly.

ADVERTISEMENT

By following these tips, you can help ensure that your personal information remains secure and protected from unauthorized access.

Using a strong and unique password is one of the most important things you can do to protect your social media accounts from hackers.

A strong password is one that is at least eight characters long and contains a mix of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.

ADVERTISEMENT

A unique password means that you use a different password for each of your accounts so that if one password is compromised, your other accounts are still secure.

Two-factor authentication provides an additional layer of security to your account by requiring a second form of verification in addition to your password.

This could be a code sent to your phone or email or biometric verification such as a fingerprint or facial recognition.

ADVERTISEMENT

Phishing scams are when hackers try to trick you into giving them your login credentials by sending fake emails or messages that look legitimate.

Always be cautious when you receive an email or message that asks for your password or personal information. Check the sender's email address and verify the authenticity of the message before responding or clicking on any links.

Keeping your operating system, web browser, and other software up to date with the latest security patches and updates is crucial to protecting your accounts.

These updates often contain security fixes that can protect you from known vulnerabilities.

ADVERTISEMENT

Public Wi-Fi networks are often not secure and can leave your personal information vulnerable to hackers. If you need public Wi-Fi, use a VPN to encrypt your data and protect your privacy.

Be careful of clicking on links from unknown sources or that seem suspicious. These links can lead to malicious websites that steal your personal information or download malware onto your device.

ADVERTISEMENT

Each social media platform has its own privacy settings that allow you to control who can see your posts and personal information. Review these settings and adjust them as needed to limit the amount of personal information visible to the public.

Only accept connection requests from people you know and trust. Fake accounts are often used to gain access to personal information, so be wary of accepting requests from strangers.

Avoid posting personal information such as your phone number, home address, or social security number on social media. Hackers can use this information to steal your identity.

ADVERTISEMENT

Regularly review your account activity to ensure there are no unauthorized logins or activity. If you notice any suspicious activity, change your password immediately and report it to the social media platform.

Following these safety tips can help protect your social media accounts from hackers and keep your personal information safe.

This content was created with the help of an AI model and verified by the writer.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

8 interesting things Africa has contributed to the world

8 interesting things Africa has contributed to the world

Ladies: 7 fashion tips to enhance your apple-shaped figure

Ladies: 7 fashion tips to enhance your apple-shaped figure

You can cook these 5 African dishes to celebrate Africa Day 2024

You can cook these 5 African dishes to celebrate Africa Day 2024

7 everyday activities straining your back and how to deal with them

7 everyday activities straining your back and how to deal with them

7 stereotypes associated with big-bellied men

7 stereotypes associated with big-bellied men

White House chefs who crafted meals for Ruto, Kibaki & Moi during U.S. state visits

White House chefs who crafted meals for Ruto, Kibaki & Moi during U.S. state visits

Comparing Ruto’s White House dinner menu with past state visits by Kibaki & Moi

Comparing Ruto’s White House dinner menu with past state visits by Kibaki & Moi

Inside 200-year-old Blair House where Biden invited Ruto to spend the night [Photos]

Inside 200-year-old Blair House where Biden invited Ruto to spend the night [Photos]

7 common causes for electric kettle breakdowns

7 common causes for electric kettle breakdowns

ADVERTISEMENT