Join Jess Stratton for an in-depth discussion in this video Reviewing site privacy settings, part of Learning Computer Security and Internet Safety.
- From time to time, you should check all your social networks and go through the Security and Privacy Settings again just to see if there's any new features, or if your situation has changed, and you might want to update your Privacy Settings for whatever reasons you have. In Twitter, you can access your Privacy Settings by clicking on your avatar name and choosing Settings. From here, on the left-hand side, you can click Security and Privacy and it will bring up this window. This is the window that you want to check every so often, maybe quarterly.
There could be some new Privacy features in here and also, maybe you've decided that, before, your Tweets were public, but now you want to protect your Tweets, or also, you could have a check-box next to Add a location to my Tweets and you may not realize it, so you might also be Tweeting to people where you are physically and you didn't even know you were doing that. It's always a good idea to come in and check and see just what kind of data you're giving away about yourself to other people. It works the same way with Facebook.
- Installing updates
- Using antivirus software and protecting against viruses
- Enabling Windows Firewall
- Using password-management software
- Encrypting files that contain sensitive data
- Securing your router and protecting the SSID
- Understanding the signs of a secure website
- Checking settings for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari
- Unsubscribing from email subscriptions
- Reviewing site privacy settings
- Browsing on a public computer
- Understanding cookies
- Protecting other people's names and locations
- Fact-checking email warnings