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How to avoid falling victim to cybercriminals on social networks

How to avoid falling victim to cybercriminals on social networks
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Kaspersky Lab, the world largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions and B2B International, in a survey report titled “Consumer Security Risks Survey for 2014” offered some useful hints that could help social media networks users to avoid falling victim to cybercriminals on social networks.
Kaspersky Lab advises users of social networks to do the following:
  • 1.Use strong passwords for accounts and disable the auto-complete function, especially if logging in from your smartphone or tablet.
  • 2.Restrict the amount of information shared on any networks; divide “friends” into groups so that information can be shared with only those really trusted.
  • 3.Do not download files; do not follow suspicious links from unknown senders.
  • 4.Before entering credentials, make sure it is not a fake page created in order to obtain usernames and passwords.
  • 5.Try to use a secure connection if possible; do not enter login and password when connecting to a hotspot over public Wi-Fi.
  • 6.And make sure the device used to enter a social network is well protected: use a password to access the device and a reliable security solution.

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