How to Fend off the Cyber attacks on Social Media.
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How to Fend off the Cyber attacks on Social Media.

Dec 21, 2018

Social media is gaining popularity very quickly these days and the younger generation is totally addicted to it. Social media platforms keep the young minds active throughout the day, wherein they really do not know how much time they actually spend on these platforms. It helps in sharing information quicker and easier, helps us connect with our peer group, gives informative videos and blogs, etc. which are useful for studies. It takes the young generation to the next level and keeps them updated with the current technology. Liking everything on Facebook is the new trend now. It is perfectly alright to like what you actually like, but hitting a like button for everything you see will end up in losing your account privacy. You give an invitation to the hackers or spammers but liking an unauthorised application and there starts the problem.

With all the pros about social media on one side, you should think of its other part—Are you using social media the right way?

Let’s discuss what all can get wrong if social media is used in a wrong way.

Keep all your posts private so that your information is not shared with anyone unknown.
Keep all your posts private so that your information is not shared with anyone unknown.

Maintain Privacy

Do not share your photos or any other personal information on social media. Keep all your posts private so that your information is not shared with anyone unknown. Enable the security check on your profile photos, by doing this you can avoid someone from downloading your photos from your profile. It also helps in preventing you from someone mishandling your personal information.

Know your friend.

Making a large group of friends on social media has become a trend these days. It has become a hobby to make friends who are not even known to us and create a large group of followers for our profile. Beware once you accept the invitation from an unknown person, you are at a high risk of sharing all your personal information by allowing them to access your profile.

Share what is needed

Beware of what you are sharing on social platforms. Sharing irrelevant information can put you in danger. In case you are alone at home, posting that as your status for the matter of likes will put you at a high risk. Don’t land into unwanted trouble by yourself by posting unwanted information. Be it Check-in, Posts, Status or Stories, post what is needed, and what the public should know, not everything you do. Do not post about your medical condition or any other personal information.

You can create awareness of the happenings around you.
You can create awareness of the happenings around you.

Spend Quality Time

You cannot make the clock run backward, so be sure you spend quality time on social media. Prioritise your work and then allocate some time to spend on social media, don’t make social media your priority, you will then end up in wasting all your quality time.

Create Awareness

You can create awareness of the happenings around you. Any quality information put on social media will definitely gain people’s interest and you can quickly find a solution. In case if there is someone in need of help, or if a friend of yours required blood donors, you can share those on social media. This will help you find a solution.

Note your body image.

It doesn't really matter how beautiful you look on the photos that you post on social media, your body will certainly bend after a few years if you keep spending a lot of time looking at your phone. Concentrate on your health first, the rest will obviously be well.

Beware of violence and sexual behaviour

There is a lot of suggestion on porn information popping up on the websites that you use for searching an information, be sure you do not click on those. This will lead to unhealthy sexual behaviour as the time passes.