In our daily lives will all have bad habits for example biting our nails or drinking straight from the milk carton and running around the house no matter how old we are. Apart from the habits above, there are those who are so addicted to social media that they ca not spend a minute without sharing what is going on in their lives. It’s time to quit the bad behavior. Here are five things you should never do online.
1. Be gullible to posts and videos
It doesn’t take much effort to create a convincing hoax. With the right phrasing and a dab of digital wizardry, you can convince millions of people that a celebrity has committed suicide. True, it’s hard to tell a hoax is a hoax, but if you hear something shocking, run a quick internet search before you believe it. You may save yourself a lot of embarrassment, and you’ll leave the pranksters less reason to fool people.
2. Skip setting up two-factor authentication
Don’t let the fancy name “two-factor authentication” throw you. It just means that to login to your account, you need two ways to prove you are who you say you are. It’s like the bank or DMV asking for two forms of ID. Most major services and companies, such as Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple, offer two-factor authentication. It’s essential to set up.
3. Use the same password for multiple sites
Passwords used to be so easy. Your pet bunny was named “Pinky,” so that became your password. Nowadays, passwords look more like JaYW1x%BuUnZ#. Even if you could remember this gobbledygook, do you really want to dream up more than one password that looks like this? Security is vital these days, and complex passwords are the way to go. But there is a simple way to remember good passwords that are also unique to each site.
4. Sync your social media accounts
It’s difficult keeping up with all your social media accounts. Services like Buffer, Hootsuite, and SproutSocial help you manage your social presence across several platforms from one dashboard. Unfortunately, some people make the mistake of scheduling the same message across all their profiles. Remember, tweets and Facebook posts are very different things, as are Instagram and Google.
5. Use public Wi-Fi without giving it much thought
Most people feel very comfortable walking into a hip urban café and logging onto the local WiFi. But is it really the local WiFi? Lots of people log on to systems named “CoffeeShop” or “ILoveFood” and have no idea that these belong to data-hungry hackers.
Hackers set up their own fake public Wi-Fi with a misleading name. Upon logging in, the victim’s keystrokes are recorded and stolen to obtain personal information. Hackers will also send malware disguised as updates to a victim’s computer. Once the malware is installed, the hackers gain full control of the computer without the victim’s knowledge.