1. Use strong password
Don’t use passwords that are easy to guess or that could be related with your username or email address. To reduce the risk of anyone guessing your password, you could use numbers, uppercase and special characters for sites that support them.
2. Don’t click every link
We need to be cautious of the links we click as we could be directed to unsafe sites some times.
3. Be mindful of apps and websites you grant permission to access your accounts.
Carefully read the permissions being granted to be sure you’re comfortable with them.
4. Don’t login or register on every site
5. Use a multi-factor authentication for login
Multi-factor authentication is a method of confirming a user’s claimed identity in which a computer user is granted access only after successfully presenting two or more pieces of evidence to an authentication mechanism.
6. Ensure you have a backup recovery
This is very essential for cases where we forget our passwords. It could be devastating to be locked out of our accounts.
7. Check your emails regularly
Most websites and apps send a mail to their users when suspicious logins are detected. Check your emails regularly to avoid getting hacked
8. Disable auto-login feature on devices
We might be in a hurry or find it inconvenient logging in on our devices all the time but it’s healthier for our account privacy.
9. Don’t forget to logout
We have had to login on a friends device once or twice, or even a complete stranger. But let’s not forget to logout as well.
Did you know that you could logout from the Instagram App and you could login again without the password? Avoid this by ensuring you select the remove account option after logging out
10. Be conscious of what you post
We must be conscious of what we post on social media. Be responsible!