Tips on how to secure your social media accounts

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Social media is now an essential part of business and our daily lives. keeping it secure should be a deliberate attempt to prevent an unauthorized access which might eventually lead to loss of files, vital information and in some cases fraud. Here are some tips that should help in keeping your social media accounts safe and secured.
Activating a 'Two-factor authentication'
The easiest and most effective way to secure your social media account is two-factor authentication. This helps to prevent unauthorised users from accessing your account.  how/why ? it require users to input a verification code sent directly to their mobile phone through SMS text message once they login with the correct username and password combination.
Verify with links
Another method to secure your social media accounts it to verify and be careful of what links you click on. quite a number of links on Facebook, Twitter, linked in, Instagram and much more maybe direct to legitimate news sources, but there have been numerous incidents when this is not the case. so if you are not sure of the not click.
Use a strong password
While some make use of weak passwords for their social media accounts and at the same time, they use that password for all their accounts, others make use of their names as their password which can be easily guessed. making it easy for hackers to access all your accounts. perhaps you can log in with an email no one knows about, also, avoid saving passwords on phones and other mobile device have them written down with codes that you can  understand.
Limit third party applications
Another contributor to social media theft are third-party applications. Limiting third-party applications that have access to your social media accounts will leave them near impossible for hackers to gain unauthorised access.
Be careful where you login
Hackers might create almost identical login pages dedicated to stealing social media credentials. Be careful where you choose to login, always verify the URL and application before allowing any form of access.

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