10 years ago, what the internet use to be is not what it is now, a lot of things have changed; there has been a lot of improvement in technology, and that alone has made our lives easier. Hardly before you can find someone who isn’t on any social media… even my aged mum is on social media, tweeting, Facebooking and Instagram-ing.
Despite these improvements, there are thing you shouldn’t do online, some of us are guilty of it and it is important we correct it.
1. Using one Password:
I agree that not many people can remember all of their passwords. So they find one good, strong password that they use for absolutely everything
. It is absolutely wrong to use the same password for your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, email etc. You need to have more than one password. In fact, you need at least three to five different passwords that you use for different internet accounts.
2. Using Weak Password:
Do you know that a lot of us use easy to guess password? How can you use 123456 as your password or 7654321… This can make any dummy easily guess your password and H@ck into your account. Even using your date of birth as password is not correct.
A good password
should comprises of Letters
, numbers symbols etc… e.g M4_09!… Let your password be strong enough that no demon on earth
will be able to guess it.
3. Being Careless with Login details:
Let’s get this facts right… They call it login details because it is exclusive to you, it belongs to you and nobody else… not even your wife or your boyfriend should have access to your login details. That way, your information’s are secured when it is exclusively known to you alone.
4. Storing Your Login Details on Public Computers or Personal Computers.
Some of us still make use of the Café and even store our login details on the used browser which is absolutely not right. Even storing your login details on your own personal computer is not right because somehow, someday someone might have access to it.
5. Displaying your email Address in a comment:
I have stopped
this long ago and ensure that every email that has ever been published on this blog was deleted. Never leave your email address on any blog post, Facebook
or any platform that exposes it to the public, it is not safe.
6. Links in Email:
Criminals love clickable links in emails. They absolutely love them. Yes, they are a good idea in theory. But sometimes, theory and real life do not work in the same way. Clicking on a link in your email might take you to a website with malicious software.
Inshort do not download any attachment you don’t know anything in your email, they can use it to H@ck into your account.
7. Do not synchronize your Social Media Account
Synchronizing Facebook, Instagram, twitter, in such a way that when you make an update on Facebook it automatically sends it to other social network isn’t right at all. It sounds great in theory, but it is awful in real life. What you need to understand is that every social network is different. What works on Facebook, doesn’t work on Twitter, Linkedin or Instagram.
A lot of people are guilty of this, post their phone numbers on Facebook, so that anyone can just check on you, PM you or WhatsApp
you. Be smart about it and be wise
Keep your Privacy Private… before the Public will make your Privacy Public.
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