In today’s world, social media are the best platform that allows users to connect to friends and share information, ideas, personal messages, web content, photos and videos across the globe.
In this tutorial, TheGhanaTech will be showing you the best ways to protect your social media accounts from malicious attacks. In a post sighted by TheGhanaTech.com, about 5 million social media accounts are been hacked in a day due to weak security or data breach.
A lot of platforms are being taken over by malicious persons without the user’s notice. When these malicious people get your accounts, they manage your account and change your security settings such as password, email and two-factor authentication to their own.
Social media accounts are being taken over when a user clicks on phishing links, uses weak passwords and shares activation codes with anonymouse people. When the account is being hacked by these malicious people, they don’t change the user’s identity information such as name, user ID, username, etc.
When a user’s account is been hacked, the perpetrator uses the hacked account to further hack contacts in the hacked accounts or use it for fraudulent activities. To avoid your accounts to be taken over by these bad people, you will need to follow the tips below.
How to protect social media accounts from malicious attacks
- You need to create a strong password (unique combination of alphanumeric characters and symbols)
- Enable two-factor authentication
- Your password needs to be changed frequently
- You need to login on to trusted devices
- Do not click on unknown links
- Set up login alerts
- Do not accept friend requests from people you don’t know or trust