Many hackers are active on social media and chat sites because users share information about themselves and others. Here is some advice on how to stay safe on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter:
- Show precaution when you open links, video clips, images and applications – even if they come from someone you know. All of these attachments may contain malware.
- Do not disclose personal information, as you cannot be sure who sees it.
- Before you share information on social media, consider whether you would tell a perfect stranger the same things.
- Social media generally allow you to change your settings to limit access to your data. Use those settings.