According to a new survey from The University of Phoenix, two in three (64%) U.S. adults with social media accounts have been hacked and nearly half (42%) don’t feel secure.
While social media sites can lead users to believe their information and data are secure through a few self-selected security settings, this often isn’t enough to stay protected. Today’s cyber security criminals can often get around basic passwords and uncover personal information, often leading to identity theft.
Hackers use a variety of means to capture personal data from Twitter and Facebook including phishing emails and keystroke logging. The only way to protect yourself is knowing what information is available online and how to reduce access.
Dan Konzen, Phoenix campus chair, College of Information Systems & Technology University of Phoenix shares tips on how to protect your personal information and keep your social media identities secure.