Just a short blog post on keeping yourself safe through the storms of the last few application hacks. We need to take our security seriously or pay the consequences.

Jeff and Sam Brown - social media training Halifax DartmouthThroughout all my social media training programs, I made it a point to tell everyone that they needed a separate password for all their online accounts. They can keep those passwords and usernames in a smart phone; or they can use a program like LastPass, for example.

Regardless of what we do, we need to protect our social media passwords. These passwords need to be changed from time to time. This is important. We also need to monitor what happens online. When an account gets hacked, we need to change our password right away.

If it is not evident right now, we all need to take control over our own personal security. We trusted LinkedIn and they failed. We trusted DropBox and they failed. We trusted others and they failed too. We need to take proactive steps to insure our own security.

So make sure you have a plan in place for separate passwords for separate accounts. Have a plan to record them and keep them safe. And have a plan to change them up from time to time as well.