With Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, Periscope, PayPal, Hangout and Google Wallet within the marketplace there are so many technological tools to choose from for so many uses. With the advancement of technology that is designed to make our lives easier it is also making it easier for hackers as well. How are you protecting yourself?
Here are some quick tips to help you stay above the curb of getting hacked despite the technology tools that you are using:
- Social Media – change your log-in passwords frequently. A good practice that could be somewhat cumbersome is to do the log in updates on a quarterly basis.
- Computer – (especially a PC) choose a reliable virus protection software like Norton Virus to help safeguard against computer intrusions. A good practice is to run the diagnostic report, live update, file cleanup and optimize disk on a bi-monthly basis depending upon your usage. Run the quick and full scan on a regular basis. If you are a heavy Facebook user there is a scanning tool just for that. Or you can customize your scan it is all up to you. Whatever you do scan to protect your computer.
- For your website choose a hosting company that provides daily scanning and remediation services. Or you can look into a software program such as Sucuri or Site Lock to provide additional protection for your website.
- If you are using WordPress for your website back office make sure that you are familiar with the plug-ins to know which ones are ideal for you. Be careful about the plug-ins that you choose because it could cause your website to experience some technical difficulties. These plug-ins are not designed specifically by WordPress but by third-party programmers so use them with caution.
I am sure that you can think of several other ways to safeguard yourself online but regardless of whatever you choose do so wisely. Do your due diligence to avoid getting hacked.
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