How To Keep Social Media Accounts Secure
This article is about “How To Keep Social Media Accounts Secure” In Our day to day activity Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo is one of the most essential things. It’s very hard to imagine a single day in 21stcentury without them. But a black day can come to your life when a hacker get access to your account and access to your personal information.
There is nothing on Internet and information technology which is secure or we can certify as 100% secure. But You can make your journey kinda secure by following some Tips and Tricks.
Let me give you some little explanation on few common things that any hacker or anyone with having few advance computer skills is applying to hack your account or cracking your password and how to keep yourself protected from this .
Please note : This information is only for educational purpose. Techtips or the Author will not responsible if someone inspired by this and apply this tricks…
Tricks 1 :
Fake Login Page ( Phishing ) : It’s a very old tricks. But It’s still used by many people to stole password. It’s something like creating a webpage almost similar to Facebook , Gmail or Yahoo or any targeted website and upload them in a web server link it to a database and sent the web address to the victim. Once someone use that page and Login his details will be stored on the database.
Tips 1: Do not login to your account from any place except the official web address. Always check the address bar to make sure you are on the right place and on a certified secure login page. Always use https:// .. Example : https://www.facebook.com , https://www.google.com
Guessing : This method can be use by someone who knows you very well. Your interests and so many things about you. . In this method they will try to guess your password or security question answer like your birthday , your loved ones name , your favorite food name, your phone number and so many things similar to this. In case you use any common password for your account that meets this common things they will get access.
Tips 2 : Never use any password or security question refers to any name of your siblings , anything that someone can guess. Don’t use same password everywhere..
Social Engineering: Can you imagine in how many place you provide your phone number or email address and can you say your information is not shared to third party ? Example : There is a Lottery running with a Grand Prize of $100k. You just need to write your name , email , phone number to participate , Sometimes a little bit more advance your Monthly Income. You put those info to participate in the lottery but At the end of the day you don’t know even the name of the winner. By this method they got your information. They can share it to any third party even they can call you after someday and tell you that you won a price you have to give them your credit card details or social security number or national id card number and blah blah blah..By this method they got your information. Like this someone can convince you on social way or someone can meet with you hangout with you and look closely at your activity to get your info and password. Even sometimes they can took access on the time you keep your browser open and leave the computer or you just leave the computer without clear your session cache or cookies or do not logout when you log to your account from a public computer.
Tips 3 : Keep the things very secret. Never share your personal info or any password with anyone and never login to your account or input your password in front of anyone even its your best friend or siblings. Don’t forget to logout before you leave your computer and clear sessions data or perform browsing in private window when you are using public computer.
Key loggers : It’s a type of software’s that can be installed on any computer and hacker can monitor the activity of someone who use this computer, Even this type of software store your login details in plain text.
Tips 4 : Better if you can avoid login from a public computer or cyber café. Use 2 step Verification for your account. In this method no one can access your account even if they know your password…
Brute Force Attack : It’s the most dangerous way of cracking password. In this method hackers don’t need to do a lot of hard work that we explained in last 4 method. There have some software’s available which just try to make combination of character symbols numbers to guess your password. As example : Your Password is “ techtips” It will take just few hours for this software to crack your password. But a password like “ g4y^TV77%78hjj$5^53*hg&F “ will take a lot of times even more than 100 years for those software’s to crack.
Tips 5 : Always use hard password . Make combination of letter , number , symbol , uppercase , lowercase letters in your password. Always use complex password and change your password randomly. Use 2 step verification to keep your account much more secure..
Hope you all enjoyed the tutorial and learned few basics about how to keep yourself secure.