How to protect your social media accounts.

Earlier today I was asked to come up with the best way to keep your social media accounts secure.  Here are 5 easy ways to protect your social media accounts:

Update accounts with unique, complex passwords.
Complex passwords will contain a combination of upper and lower case letters, symbols and numbers, and have at least ten characters.

Change your password often.
No matter how complex your password is it is necessary to change it regularly.  Normally I suggest changing your social media passwords two times a year.

Enable Two Factor Authentication.
Google, Facebook and Twitter all offer two factor authentication.  Enabling it allows these services to know that it is you logging into your account and not someone else.

Review apps and add-ons regularly.
Review all apps and add-ons associated with your social media accounts at regular intervals. Remove apps and add-ons you no longer use or post to your social media accounts without your permission.

Log out.
Remember to log out when you are finished using it. It is an easy and highly effective step to protect your account.

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