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Best practices to avoid having your social accounts hacked

by | May 27, 2021 | News & Updates

Install an endpoint antivirus protection

It’s 2021, you should already have this regarless if your running mac or windows – if you do not have an antivirus on your machines –  we can supply you with great a solution

Never give account or page credentials to anyone

who emails or direct messages you, especially if they claim to be customer support person from the network itself

Enable two-factor authentications on all social media channels

If you have not done this already, please STOP what you are doing and do this straight away. If you think your facebook has been compromised here is the link to report it to facebook

Never click too-good-to-be-true offers or dubious news articles

as these often lead to malicious apps/games or malware exploits. The same can also be said for friend requests, no matter how good looking their profile picture is.

Be wary that your connections may be hijacked as a springboard to socially engineer other people profiles

Validate any odd or out-of-character requests through third party communications.

Never download any unsolicited apps

especially ones that have permissions to post on your behalf. Check out all those apps, games etc

Update your passwords and security settings regularly

If you are not using a password manager (this is an application that is on your phone and computer that can hold all your passwords and generate new ones for you), it is time to get one. Contact us and we will help set you up

Avoid password reuse

It’s time to have that password manager auto generate your 20+ character passwords and then remember them for you.

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Find out if any of your accounts have been compromised.  Check to see if any of your email addresses have been hacked


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