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Cybersecurity Focus: Social Media Safety

Cybersecurity Focus: Social Media Safety

 

Here some reminders on what to consider when using Social Media -- so that you stay safe.
 
Be careful what you share. Online communities such as Facebook and Twitter ask you for a username, email address, and password when you sign up. You may also be asked for more personal information, such as your birth date, occupation, home and work addresses, phone numbers, gender, marital status, and so on.
 
Be a minimalist. When signing up for free accounts like email, blogs, instant messaging, music or photo sharing, give only the required pieces of information.
 
Look before you post. Before you sign up with a social networking community, read the privacy policy. It may be really boring reading, but you need to find out how the site will use your personal info you supply when you sign up.
 
Don't go public. Many sites enable you to control who can see and comment on your blog. You don't let just anyone into your house; lock your profile too!
 
For tips, go to http://keepitsafe.auburn.edu/#three
 
For CLA's Social Media Guidelines, go to http://cla.auburn.edu/clait/prold/guidelines-for-social-media-use-in-the-college-of-liberal-arts/
 
Content release date: Monday, October 15, 2012