Social Media Security: How Safe is Your Information?



Social media has become an integral part of our lives — we use it to keep in touch, to update others on our lives, to connect. But is it safe?

In today’s hyper-connected world, it seems like almost everything is online. That includes our information. From our names and birthdates to our photos and videos, social media platforms have access to a wealth of personal, identifying information. As high-profile security breaches and privacy scandals permeate the news cycle, one has to wonder: Is my data really being protected — and, if so, how?

To answer this question, Varonis looked at the security blogs of three popular social sites — Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter — to determine how the sites keep personal data safe. Check out their documented security initiatives, from user-facing measures like two-step verification to behind-the-scenes implementations like email encryption, in the full infographic below.

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Comparing social media security

What do you guys think of this infographic about social media security? Do you feel safer now, knowing the different tools that your favorite social media network uses to protect your personal information from prying eyes and malicious users? Please share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

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1 Comment

  1. Ms. Emma

    April 5, 2018 at 8:36 AM

    It’s good to know that social media networks are doing what they can to protect their users. However, the question that comes to mind is: what if the hackers are one step ahead? Or, probably the basic question is actually: should we really be posting private information in social media?

    Thank you for the article!

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