Three ways to protect social media accounts from pirates and hackers


  • TECH
  • Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017

At risk: Social media accounts can be vulnerable to hacks via third-party applications.

From hackers who take over your Instagram account, fake friend requests that hijack your Facebook profile or pirates that publish propaganda messages in your name on Twitter – as happened on a massive scale mid-March – the risk of having your personal data or identity stolen on social media has never been higher. However, there are a few simple things users can do to help prevent attacks.

Keep third-party apps to a minimum

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