Password Protection For Your Social Media Networks #Security

Password Protection For Your Social Media Networks #Security

Let’s talk password protection for your social media networks.  We all use passwords. They are apart of our protection and everyday lives. We have passwords on almost everything now. We even have passwords for out passwords.  They are used on smartphones, computers, Internet sites, etc.

The reality is that passwords are apart of our everyday life. If you or your business are on social media or you are using tech everyday, then you need to know everything you can about passwords. Our world is now a world of uncertainty now. That is why we need to take the extra precautions for keeping our tech and social media safe.

When choosing a password always remember not to include any personal information in your decision. Don’t use your name or your kids name or your dogs name.  DO NOT use any personal words. Use something completely irrelevant to yourself.  After all, if a password can be easily guessed, it’s not a real password after all.

It is also important to use these 4 elements when you create a password. This will insure that you create strong passwords:

  • Numbers: 0-9
  • Upper letters: – A-Z
  • Lower case letters – a-z
  • Characters: ~,+,@,! for example

You want to make your passwords secure and unbreakable.  If you have a password and want to check how secure it is, go to the Microsoft Password Checker and check it out.

Myself, I use an online password keeper system. You can find this system at Lastpass.com. [By the way, I am not an affiliate. I like the system personally.] You can use this application for free on your PC or Mac.  Lastpass will place itself into your web browser and help you secure your passwords to all your different sites.  You can also pay $12.00 per year to use it on your smartphone. It’s a great idea if you have a lot of passwords to remember.  For me, it makes sense to use a product like this.

Here is a video on LastPass to show you how it works:

https://youtube.com/watch?v=RM0fzHxMASQ%3Frel%3D0

I know the Internet can seem scary and very unsure; but trust me, it’s the same as life. We need to watch what we do and be careful along the way. Remember to stay safe. Whatever you do, make sure you have a plan to stay safe.

Here’s to a great day of business for you.

By | 2015-03-07T14:10:38+00:00 December 16th, 2014|Security, Social Media Training|Comments Off on Password Protection For Your Social Media Networks #Security

About the Author:

Jeff Brown is the Founder & CEO of Alpha Social Media inc. Jeff is a certified Workplace Education instructor with the Department of Labour & Advanced Education with over 5800 hours of training delivered. He is the author of "Essential Twitter Skills for Business".