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Is Your Social Media Account Really Secure?


In an age where we share everything online, from personal information to photos, hacking can be a real danger.

Earlier this week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has his page hacked. A user, who was not friends with Zuckerberg, found a glitch that allowed him to write on Zuckerberg's wall.

"It's a concern," said Facebook user Alex Parker. "If it can happen to the CEO, what does that say about me."

While a stranger writing on your wall may not seem threatening, Top Notch Computers owner Christian Argie, says it's a reminder that online security isn't always secure.

"When you have a piece of technology that's so big and vast and everyone uses it, people are going to find a way to exploit it," said Argie.

Argie says having personal information or private photos hacked is a risk users take when doing anything online.

"You're leaving your information in someone else's hands, and you have to entrust the with it," said Argie.

Leaving online security up to websites and browsers isn't the only line of defense. There are other ways to ensure you're personal information doesn't go public, like double checking you privacy settings.

"If the site is working and your privacy settings are what you have selected them to be on the site, then there shouldn't be a problem," Argie said.

When it comes to privacy on social media, some things are better left unshared.

"Anything you wouldn't want anyone else to see," said Argie.


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