This Tuesday (7), more than 200 countries remember the safe internet day. Created by the European Union in 2004, through the Insafe Network, the date serves to encourage a more conscious and citizen use of the internet.
According to Safer Net, a Brazilian non-governmental organization that promotes human rights on the Internet, the day is also important to promote debates on the ethics and responsibility of all agents who use the World Wide Web.
And taking advantage of Safer Internet Day, YouTube listed five tips for users to keep their accounts on the platform safe.
The Google video site argues that people can protect their information with simple but effective measures.
“The security of YouTube accounts is a very serious matter for the platform, which is constantly looking for updates and improvements to serve the community of creators and users”, reinforced the company.
How to protect YouTube account.
Check below five tips to keep your YouTube account safe:
1. Turn on two-step verification: it serves to prevent someone from invading your account, even if the person has the password. YouTube offers three options: security keys, Google prompts, and the Google Authenticator app. Security keys are a stronger verification option as they help prevent phishing techniques that use text message codes;2. Set and check your channel permissions: Content creators and brand account owners can invite others to manage their YouTube channels. Just go to the Settings option, then select Add or remove administrators and finally Manage permissions. Adding channel access is more secure than splitting the password and allows the account owner to share only the necessary access;3. Create a strong password and keep it safe: The measure prevents anyone else from accessing your account and helps protect your personal information. The recommendation for a strong password is to define a complex, unique key that does not contain personal information. Use eight characters or more in any combination of letters, numbers, and symbols. Avoid personal information such as birthdays, common words and simple patterns such as ‘password’ and ‘1234’;4. Protect against suspicious messages and content: hackers pretend to be trusted people to get personal information, such as financial data, RG, CPF or CNPJ and credit card numbers in a practice called phishing. To protect against phishing, do not respond to suspicious emails, text or instant messages, web pages, or phone calls that ask for your personal or financial information;5. Know what to do if you get hacked: If you see changes to your account that you didn’t make, such as a change to your profile picture or channel description, email settings, or if someone has posted videos using your account, it’s possible your account has been hacked. If you have concerns about possible unauthorized access but are still able to access your account, it is recommended that the creator enter the Security Review to ensure there are no changes and modify their passwords or enable 2-Step Verification. If you cannot access your account, you need to start the recovery process.