It seems almost all of us have a social media account of some sort, but having one can be somewhat scary if you don’t know how to protect yourself. Cyber Security Expert Dan Konzen shares some tips to on protecting your personal information and keeping your social media identities secure.
According to a new survey from The University of Phoenix, two in three (64%) U.S. adults with social media accounts have been hacked and nearly half (42%) don’t feel secure. While social media sites can lead users to believe their information and data are secure through a few self-selected security settings, this often isn’t enough to stay protected. Today’s cyber security criminals can often get around basic passwords and uncover personal information, often leading to identity theft. Hackers use a variety of means to capture personal data from Twitter and Facebook including phishing emails and keystroke logging. The only way to protect yourself is knowing what information is available online and how to reduce access.
84% of U.S. Adults have at least one social media account
86% of U.S. Adults rarely check their security settings on their most used social media account
64% of U.S. adults have experienced a social media hack