You have put hours upon hours of work into your online presence, and the last thing you want is for all of that hard work to go to waste. Of course, there are many, many things that can go wrong, but by following just a few basic guidelines, you can avoid the great majority of them. We have taken the liberty of listing those guidelines here for your convenience. Just remember: they only work if you actually put them into practice!
- Choose your passwords wisely. Use capital letters. Use numbers. Use symbols if allowed. Most “hacking” these days isn’t even real hacking: it’s just guesswork. Most people are so unpredictable that their passwords can be simply guessed in a limited number of chances. A good rule of thumb is that if your password can be read as a word, it is not a good password.
- Limit the number of people who have access to your social media accounts. Ideally, only one person will ever have access at any one time. If that person is on vacation and someone else is taking over temporarily, change the password temporarily as well.
- Steer clear of public networks. These networks, especially the ones that are not password-protected, are the place where serious security breaches are born. Stick to your home, your office, and trusted outside venues.