When it comes to social media, many people are concerned with security. What are some best practices when it comes to avoiding scams, spam and more online? Unfortunately, in most cases, we are our own worst enemies online. Often times we don’t think twice about clicking on suspicious links or we’re in the middle of a busy day and ignore the security software updates that pop up on our computers. In order to avoid viruses and spam, it is critical that all computers have the proper security precautions and operating system updates, as well as strong passwords. To learn more about online security, tune-in to the Social Media Minute Podcast below.
- Have a firewall and anti-virus on your PC and Mac – choose a well known vendor such as McAfee or Symantec. Also insure they are turned on by default and also set to auto-update automatically.
- Likewise have your operating system – i.e. Mac OS X or Windows 7 (upgrade if you are not using those!) – set to auto-update or at minimum insure you check for updates as frequent as weekly.
- Change your outlook on passwords – use a tool such as RoboForm, 1Password or LastPass to generate, manage and secure your passwords.