With the recent data breaches of Facebook, Whatsapp, and other social media applications, it is hard to believe that our data is safe out there in the world of the internet.
For those of you who are not clear on the details, many reports suggest that the data of around 50 million Facebook users were left exposed as a result of a vulnerability in their security system. This breach also exposed Spotify and Instagram accounts, as users had logged into these applications using Facebook details. Despite this breach, a large number of users still remained loyal to the platform, not deleting their accounts.
As for Whatsapp, 1 billion users were advised to update their app as its developers reported a security flaw that allowed the software to be used for the installation of spyware.
If two of the largest social media platforms are not completely safe to use in terms of data privacy, how can we expect the smaller ones to be?
Whilst it is not currently possible to protect yourself entirely from data breaches and cyber attacks, you can take some precautions to increase the safety and security of your accounts.
If you would like to know how? Keep reading.