8 Best Practices to Avoid Malware on Facebook and Twitter

Without sufficient anti-virus and malware protection programs installed, social networking users can easily become victims to these ever-evolving attacks. However, the best way to avoid becoming a victim yourself is to be aware of what’s out there and what sorts of things you should avoid. Below are the best practices which you should use on Facebook and Twitter in order to keep yourself safe.
There are a number of best practices that you should follow in order to stay safe and avoid infection. They are as follows:

  • Don’t assume a link is “safe” because it’s from a friend: 

  • Don’t assume Twitter links are safe because Twitter is now scanning for malware:

  • Don’t Assume Bit.ly Links are Safe: 

  • Use an up-to-date web browser

  • Keep Windows up-to-date: 

  • Keep Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash up-to-date

  • Don’t assume you’re safe because you use a Mac (MacBook Pro): 

  • Be wary of email messages from social networks: 

  • For detail elaboration, please follow the original posting at ERM Blog

    Source: ERM Blog
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