Several small businesses are now going global to attract more customers. The easiest way to do this is through social media networks!
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr- most companies have accounts on all these networks. They’ve made noticeable progress by taking their products/services online.
Tech-savvy business owners know what and how much to share on these networks, to attract the target market. If you’re not so tech-savvy, you might be at risk of online security threats.
Cyber criminals are always on prowl. A few Facebook privacy tips can keep the hackers away.
- Change your password- change it often!
Yes, your Facebook account can be hacked too. Change the password often and make it as difficult as you can.
Don’t reuse passwords from other accounts- especially not the one you use for your website. Also, don’t use your Facebook password anywhere else on the web.
Never share your official account password with anyone else. Keep it to yourself, and your IT support team.
- Use additional security features
You can opt to be alerted when the account is logged in from an unknown source. If you see a location you haven’t used for logging in, change your account password immediately.
Remember to check the location with your mobile device too. Often, when you use a smart phone, you may be routed through a different IP address.
- Don’t forget to log out
If you use your personal computer, logging off isn’t necessary. However, you may become habitual to closing the tab instead of logging out the account.
This can be a problem if you’re logged in on another office computer/laptop or someone else’s device. Make it a habit to log out immediately after use.
- Secure your email
Facebook, or any other social media network for that matter, never asks your password or confidential details through emails. Don’t click any link, no matter how real it looks.
Fake addresses are easy to spot. Just hover over the address and you’ll find that the email address isn’t genuine. This is a surefire sign that the email you’ve received is not from Facebook.
- Keep the system clean
Viruses and malware can’t only harm your system, but get information related to your various accounts too. Before you login to your business account, ensure that the system is up-to-date with virus definitions.