WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Is your Facebook password the same as the one for your Twitter account? }}" />

   
 
 
Clicked In Talks About Securing Social Media

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 5/5/2013  Is your Facebook password the same as the one for your Twitter account?   You could be asking for trouble.   Some recent high-profile Twitter hacks serve as good reminders that both prominent and everyday social media users have to take precautions.    Karin Caifa has more in this week's Clicked In.   Not everyone has millions of Twitter followers, and not everyone's tweets or hacked Twitter accounts can move markets.   Still, any user can take basic precautions to protect social media passwords, to avoid ugly hacks and stolen personal information, not to mention sparing followers and friends from spam.   First, don't be lazy about passwords. Have a different one for each social media account. That way, if hackers get into one platform, they can't get access to all of them.   If it's too tough to memorize all of those numbers, letter and symbol combinations, consider an app that can manage them like "one password" for Apple, Android and Windows, or "one safe" for Apple products.   One of the sneakiest hacker tricks of late, those direct messages or Twitter mentions that appear to be from a connection, and ask things like 'hey, is this you in this picture?'   It's not, but it's tempting to click on the accompanying link and when users do, suddenly, a hacker can have entry.   And, if you've simply stopped using an online platform, account or service, delete it completely.   Fewer passwords mean fewer opportunities to get hacked.    
   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 Norwalk Police held a news conference Monday afternoon to disclose details about the murder of James Berens. Full Story
Image1 An investigation is underway into the cause of a fire that destroyed a home at 3023 Conard Road Sunday evening. Full Story
 
Image1 Senior Ashbrook Leader Nominated by President Obama to Serve on Federal Agency Board. Full Story
Image1 The Galion Historical Society held its 5th annual car show benefit to help with the upkeep of buildings under the historical society's care. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Galion Historical Society Holds Car Show Benefit

Local Pastor Retires After 35 Years

Mansfield Christian Holds First-Ever Fall Festival

Club Regatta Sails into 19th Year

New Beginning Church Holds Free Clothing Giveaway

Autism Walk-a-Thon Brings Awareness to Mansfield

Free confronting bullying workshop offered for teachers

More News