Twitter, Facebook And Your Online Security [INFOGRAPHIC]

How safe are you when tweeting or posting a message to Facebook? You might think you’re protecting your privacy by logging out after every session, but, as this infographic shows, there are multiple aspects to keeping yourself safe and secure online.

For starters, you should never access Twitter or Facebook (or any other site that stores personal information) using an insecure connection – your URL should always start with “HTTPS://”. If you’re unsure of how to set up secure browsing on Twitter or Facebook, check out the links in the infographic.

And a big part of how safe you are online is your password. The author of this infographic recommends using a 12-character, random password – that is, don’t use dictionary words, names, or birthdates. It might be harder to remember, but it will keep you safer from hackers.

It’s also a good idea to double check which apps you’ve given permission to. Third-party apps on both Facebook and Twitter can access things like your full name, pictures, GPS location and more.

Take a look at the infographic below for more on how to keep yourself safe on Twitter and Facebook (click to enlarge):

(Infographic courtesy of Yaser Alosefer; Online security image via Shutterstock)