networking sites provides the best platform to get social in life, they provide
space to share information like photos, videos, and personal messages, so its
better to customize yourself while you are on these sites to avoid wrong usage
As we all know this is the
era of social networking sites, we get lots of fame and friends when we are on
them, they provides us good platform to be social in our life, but every thing
has a dark side, more on these means more in the eyes of hackers, spammers,
virus writers and identity thieves, which normally harms us. So its better to
use security measures to keep them away.
The social networking sites
which are popular in this era are facebook, twitter, Myspace and windows live
spaces which are used to connect with others to share information like photos,
videos, and personal messages. If it goes in the hand of wrong person it can
harm you, so its better to customize yourself while you are on these sites.
The steps for safe social networking are as follows,
Pay attention when you click links: when
you receive a message from your friend in social networking sites which have a
link in it, pay attention while you wish to open it, do not open it if you
dont know the person very well.
Strong password: create
a strong password containing minimum eight characters having alpha numeric
letters in it.
Create strong security question:
normally hackers or others get into your account through forgot your password?
link on the account login page. They crack your password by answering security
questions such as your birthday, home town, high school class etc. so create a
strong security question of your own in recovering the password once you forget
Do not allow your social networking site to
scan your email address book.
Use your social networking site by directly
typing its address in the URL of your browser. Avoid going to it through other
links provided at different places of web pages because they might be phishing
scams to get your password.
Be selective while accepting friends request
on these sites.
Choose the social networking site carefully
by clearly understanding its privacy policies, terms and conditions.
Always keep in mind everything you post on
these sites is permanent, they can be easily saved or downloaded.
Be careful in using third party applications
on these sites, which mainly comes in extras you can do in it.
Always talk to your kids regarding social
networking sites, their pros and cons.
Never provide yours all personal detail, bank
account and its password on these sites.
Do avoid screen scraping, never post anything
online that you dont want to make public.
The best way to prevent the negative effects
of screen scraping is to minimize the amount of information that you post
Friends, these are the ways by which you can safely use
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