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Boost Your Online Security: NuWave's Social Media Checklist!




In today's fast-paced world, where our lives are intricately woven with social media, staying connected comes with its own set of challenges. NuWave Community recognizes the importance of social media in personal and business life, but we also prioritize the need for robust security measures. Our mission is to empower you to navigate the digital landscape confidently, keeping your personal and business information safe and sound.


Here Are 25 Steps to Online Security Bliss:


1. Manage Privacy Settings:

Your first line of defense is managing your privacy settings. Regularly check and update them to ensure you're sharing information only with friends and family. These settings can change with updates, so stay vigilant.


2. Don't Enable Auto Login:

Prevent unauthorized access by disabling auto-login. Ensure your computer's browser doesn't automatically remember your login credentials, adding an extra layer of protection.


3. Use Two-Factor Authentication (2FA):

Double-check your identity with 2FA, a powerful tool that texts a code to your phone before allowing logins. It's an extra step for you, but a giant leap for your account security.


4. Setup Security Answers:

Shield your accounts with security questions that are difficult for anyone to guess. Make it a virtual fortress against unauthorized access.


5. Use a VPN:

Explore the benefits of a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to encrypt your online activities. Keep your conversations, messages, and calls secure from prying eyes.


6. Keep Antivirus Updated:

Guard against online threats by maintaining updated antivirus and anti-malware software. A secure online experience starts with a well-protected device.


7. Change Passwords Frequently:

Stay one step ahead of potential threats by changing your passwords regularly. Craft complex combinations of letters, numbers, and symbols for added security.


8. Selective Accepting Friends:

Be discerning about friend requests. Prioritize real-world connections and be wary of fake profiles. It's your social space; keep it genuine.


9. Turn Off GPS:

Protect your location privacy by turning off GPS. If you decide to share images online, disable the GPS function for an extra layer of safety.


10. Internet is Permanent:

Remember, the internet has a long memory. Be cautious about anything you post; even deleted accounts may leave a digital trace.


11. Personal Information:

Guard your personal information vigilantly. Treat any request for personal details with suspicion and discretion.


12. Beware Clicking on Links:

Exercise caution with links, even if they're from friends. Hackers thrive on social platforms; don't make it easy for them.


13. Block Fake Accounts:

Stay vigilant against fake profiles that may have malicious intent. Block and report suspicious accounts to maintain a secure digital environment.


14. Suspicious Login Attempts:

Keep an eye on your emails for notifications of suspicious login attempts. Act promptly by changing your password if anything seems amiss.


15. Keep Browser Updated:

A secure browser is your frontline defense. Regularly update to the latest version to safeguard against vulnerabilities.


16. Auto Share Options:

Evaluate the risks of auto-sharing posts across platforms. Opt for manual control to avoid unintentional oversharing.


17. Close Old Accounts:

Unused accounts can pose security risks. Delete old social media accounts to minimize vulnerabilities.


18. Monitor Third-Party App Permissions:

Review and adjust the permissions granted to third-party apps connected to your social media accounts. Only allow access to necessary information to minimize potential risks.


19. Regularly Update Apps: 

Don't overlook app updates! Keep your social media apps and other digital tools up-to-date to benefit from the latest security patches and features.


20. Password Manager:

Simplify your digital life with a password manager. Store and organize your passwords securely, generating strong, random passwords for enhanced account safety.


21. Educate Yourself on Phishing Scams:

Stay informed about common phishing tactics. Be cautious of unexpected text messages, messages or emails requesting sensitive information and verify the legitimacy before responding by going directly to the source.


22. Review account Activity:

Periodically review your social media account activity. Check for unfamiliar logins, unexpected posts, or any other suspicious activities that might indicate a security breach.


23. Enable Login Alerts:

Activate login alerts provided by social media platforms. Receive notifications whenever your account is accessed from a new device or location, providing an early warning system against unauthorized access.


24. Secure Your Wi-Fi Network:

Protect your home Wi-Fi network with a strong password and encryption. A secure network adds an extra layer of defense, preventing unauthorized access to your online activities.


25. Regularly Back Up Your Data:

Create periodic backups of your social media content and data. In the event of a security incident or account compromise, having backups ensures you can restore your valuable information and memories without loss. Stay proactive and safeguard your digital presence!



Embrace a Digital Revolution with Confidence! NuWave Community's Social Media Security Checklist isn't about avoiding the online world—it's about educating yourself, becoming a critical thinker, and empowering your digital journey. Visit our resource page at www.nuwavemedia.org, download our printable PDF for quick reference, integrate these practices into your daily routine, and be a proactive force in the digital realm. Stay empowered, stay secure, and enjoy the endless possibilities of the online universe!



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