Have you ever engaged in a conversation on social media you thought was private, only to find out everyone could see it? You’re not the only one. According to a recent Trend Micro privacy poll of social media users – 1 in 5 people have posted something they later regretted. Unfortunately many people who use social media are not aware of their privacy settings, turning what they thought was a private interaction into a public conversation.
It is easy to see how this can happen. Social media platforms often update their page design and privacy permissions, which sometimes means your privacy settings need to update along with it. Private messaging takes away the guesswork, but if you’re still posting publicly, you could be sharing more than you bargained for. This is where privacy scanners come in handy as they can help you find and address any security gaps you might have missed when updating your privacy settings.
Trend Micro Security software scans your Facebook profile and other social networking sites and looks for privacy settings that may put you at risk of over sharing information, leaving you at risk of damaging your reputation or identity thieves.
Don’t put yourself in an embarrassing situation by over sharing on social media. Mark didn’t use our software to make sure his conversation was private – see what happened to him as a result.
Be informed. Watch the Trend Micro “Don’t Be That Guy” video series.
Mark didn’t heed our advice. See what happened to him.
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