The Key to Online Security

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A blog by Taylor Green

So, let’s face it, we’ve all been victims of online security being breached. The main reason for which this certain issue keeps occurring is the simple fact that technology and online-based products are always being innovated in a rapid spiral. Due to the change in the way everything is functioning now in the worldwide web, new security measures are being enforced for the online community. However, some users have yet to understand the benefits of this concept, so let’s take a look at this important tool.

 

  1. Security keeps your information private from other users.

 

So, with security being linked to the social media outlet of your choosing, you have a right to see and personalize your own account via your settings. Within these settings, there is a firewall “barrier” between what can and cannot be seen in the public. Now, with this being said, it is highly recommended that you look over the content you post because you never know who is online and will try to take advantage of this.

 

  1. Security prevents hackers to getting into your account.

 

Hacking has become a normal format of technological art in today’s present. This act of trickery has caused large amounts of controversy for the last decade in society. The reason for this is simply due to the fact that any type of document can become breached in a matter of seconds. Even all of your personal data and information that can be linked to your bank account, or social security card could be in jeopardy. Luckily, programmers have been able to improve on the functionality of online security so that firewalls can block any hacker into getting to your personal info.

 

So…as the two points above explain, these are simply safety precautions that we must appreciate online security for. Although sometimes it may come off as tedious, the worldwide web is a maze itself out there and you never know who is or will be trying to get into your social life. Social media, you are in good hands!

Check out these other links for tips on how to keep your online life secure!

http://www.channel4000.com/nation/economy/4-myths-about-online-security-explained/410722990

http://www.thestar.com.my/tech/tech-news/2017/03/26/experts-tips-for-staying-safe-online/

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