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Social Media Is Growing, How Do You Secure Yourself?

January 9, 2014 | By Editor 

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» A recent statistics reveals that the world of social media is drastically evolving and the number of people who prefer to adopt this service is double the times more than what used to be a decade ago. «

The complete analysis revealed that an average person, which is approximately one in five people around the globe checks their social media profile at least once in a month. Compared to the world population, this is a huge number and it shows the true potential of this service that is designed to not only impart knowledge, but also bring everyone together. While many of them use SSL encryption as their most preferred security medium, there’s always more than what the industry delivers.

Users are now expecting a much more comprehensive website or a mobile app that will help them connect with their others. No one can understand what new website will evolve to meet this requirement, but connectivity options using social websites is definitely here to stay.

The SSL technology helps website owners encrypt private user data. This is not widely implemented on every social media site yet plans are on to do so. Major e-mail service providers Yahoo and Google has confirmed that they will be making encryption mandatory with all their services. Once they do so, one can expect other companies to follow suit which will provide better sense of security to its users.

Moreover, confidential data when encrypted becomes too hard to break into and read that will deter cyber criminals from trying to access them. Users can always defer from uploading too confidential information. This will help avoid relying too much on social media websites that are actually running on remote servers and can be surveyed by agencies if required.

The security aspect of the social media websites is now being revamped and users can expect drastic changes in the near future. If there is something that is mandatory at the moment, it is the ability for users to control what others see is what that is required. Even though, this function already exists, it is very meager and not easily understood by people who use the website.

Going for SSL encryption will stop third parties from reading the content stored within. Individuals can split their content and upload only what is required to be on the safer side. Social media is growing at a rapid pace and witnessed exceptional growth in developing markets. Making it secure is a priority for both service providers and users.

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