Using Social Media Securely

  • Social Media apps can leak a lot of information if you do not check privacy settings
  • Turn off GPS when using social media apps
  • Read carefully what access the app wants to your device before installing
  • The “free” app will often make money by selling the data they can extract from you. Which is contained in their usage agreement.
  • Reuse of “your” data is common for many free apps
  • Setup an email account just for your social media apps and use a strong password on it
  • Some social media applications such as LinkedIn allow you to use Multi-Factor Authentication enable it.