Tips for greater security at social networking websites

28 Jun

A lot of our youngsters are nowadays actively engaged in social networking and online chatting. These websites, undoubtedly, provide ample opportunities to socialize without leaving the comforts of your home. However, security is one of the major concerns when it comes to making friends online. We keep hearing about incidents where users are subjected to security issues either because of the inefficient privacy policy of the social networking companies, user negligence or both. Now the question arises: How can we protect ourselves while having friendly conversations online? Here are a few tips which will help you stay secure online.

1. Never give your personal details like contact information, employment or residential address etc to your online friendsΒ Β  unless you know them personally.

2. Avoid meeting the Ian Somerhalder/ Mila Kunis (two of the most popular choices for a display picture) you’ve met recently online. If unavoidable, make sure the meeting place is crowded such as a restaurant, shopping mall or cafe. Don’t forget to take someone with you.

3. Never trust your online friends 100%. Chances are that they are lying about themselves. And they might not be as good looking as their display picture!

4. Never never never give your CNIC number, bank account information, credit card details or any such details online. I’m sure your ‘new’ friend ain’t going to transfer money to your account, right? So why take the risk? πŸ™‚

5. Be prepared for disappointments. Don’t expect too much. Your supposedly-best-online-buddy might be fake!

I hope these tips will make your already enjoyable online socializing experience much secure. Don’t forget to add your tips to the list and I’d love to hear your online experiences. Till then, happy chatting! πŸ™‚

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3 Responses to “Tips for greater security at social networking websites”

  1. Tareen Khan June 28, 2013 at 8:56 pm #

    Nice post! Good job as usual! πŸ™‚

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