Cyber Dost, the cyber safety and cybersecurity awareness handle maintained by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India has shared four tips for social media users. Posted on the microblogging site Twitter, these tips can help users secure their social media accounts and prevent falling prey to online frauds.
The four tips are:
- Check your social media account settings like security, visibility, and privacy periodically.
- Beware of fake friend requests in the name of a known person. Verify the credentials before accepting the friend request.
- Be vigilant while posting your personal pictures/activities 'publically', as it may be misused.
- Use two-factor authentication for accessing your social media account through OTP on mobile or email.