Ever Wonder How Social Networks like Facebook and LinkedIn Fight to Protect you? Answer is here

When you probably had read about the Facebook or Twitter privacy policy, you perhaps skipped the ‘how to protect yourself from cyber attackers’ section. Every single time when a new app is downloaded, the user needs to agree with its terms & conditions. What we’re quite sure about is the fact that neither you bother reading them and nor take time to read how (and how much) your sensitive information is managed by the application.

What the social networks always stride to inform you is the tail how they make efforts to protect your info, and what can be done by you as a contribution to the said task. And perhaps that’s the reason why such info is provided in most ‘understandable’ way possible.

Facebook: the most complete one

Facebook’s security guide was redesigned just recently and its ‘How to Keep Your Account Secure’ part offers some new and very effective recommendations (interactive graphics) on how one can prevent cyberattacks. And to make sure everyone gets to read those tips, as well as they are being made available in almost 40 languages – and users can also share the guide on their profiles to spread the word.

One of the product managers at Facebook, Melissa Luu-Van explained, the Facebook security insights “focus on the tools we make available to help you secure your account, the steps we take to keep your information secure, and the ways you can recognize and avoid attempts to compromise your information”. Van Luu added further within the very same blogpost that already millions of users have visited new privacy settings of FB being made public last November.

Click on the ‘help’ in case you think that someone else could have taken over your account, inform that you should log out in case of not using the device you typically use or inform the user (you) that they can easily report suspicious user profiles & posts are a couple of the new features included within redesigned security bundle.

The guide issued by Facebook also warns you about possible phishing attacks, Facebook isn’t going to send in an email on your way asking for the password or other secret info – so in case you receive an email like this ever, it could simply be sent by an online-attacker.

LinkedIn the less organized

When it comes to improving security information structure, Facebook is not the sole player among social networks here. LinkedIn also has a Security Blog having some helpful guidelines there. Information Security Director of LinkedIn, Cory Scott says, “We’ll use this site to share some of our security research, whitepapers on how we handle data and the security features and diligence we’ve built into our products. If you are responsible for information security at an enterprise that uses LinkedIn’s products”.

This professional social network explains thoroughly how your information is used and protected. As an example, state that they eventually can hire some third party firms to give their services having limited access in general to your data.

In addition, LinkedIn support center has got advice on the matter how your account be protected in better ways: regularly change the password of your account, check out privacy settings carefully or activate the 2 step verification in an effort for keeping phishing attacks at bay, which many users on Linked have suffered from within the last couple of months. It’s quite clear that these insights are bit less organized compared to Facebook ones, so you as a user will need to dive more deep by yourself to find exactly what you need.

So, if you wondered and wanted to know that how the platforms you use to trust in your everyday life protect your valuable information and against the cyber-attacks – now you finally have got the answer here, no excuse!

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