Well, first of all, I want to make something very clear – once you publish something on the internet, it stays on the internet, it does not matter what it is. Keeping this in mind, we have to understand that your online hygiene is important.
Anything that you share on the web should be considered wisely, but I am not done yet, the last important point I want to make is the fact that security measures taken by you DO COUNT – I understand that the feeling can be there that if a Facebook user did take all the privacy and security steps – it really sucks to be in one of the 50 million breached profiles.
So what did we learn as a user:
- Make sure that two factor authentication is enabled for your login
- Make sure that you watermark your pictures which makes them unusable for third parties to abuse (fake profiles and so on)
- Make sure that you do check the security steps that can be taken
- Do not trust on a third party when it comes to your own online safety – always be cautious
- If it is online, consider it lost
- Cyber criminals and hackers will find a way
- Each environment is as strong as its weakest link
- Online hygiene is important