After Elon Musk “broke” his Twitter (now known as X) and Mark Zuckerberg released his Threads, there’s been a lot of talk on the internet about something called the Fediverse. Many see it as humanity’s last hope to escape the current social network mess.

In this post, we take look at what this Fediverse is, how it works, what it offers users right now, and what it may change in the near future.

What’s wrong with regular social networks?

Let’s start with why Fediverse is needed in the first place. The main problem with today’s social networks is that they’ve become too closed and self-absorbed (not to mention there are an awful lot of them). Often, you’re not even able to access a significant portion of a social network’s content if you’re not registered on it — and don’t even think about further interactions on the platform.

For example, to like a post on Twitter or leave a comment on a YouTube video, you have to be registered. When it comes to social networks that are part of Mark Zuckerberg’s empire, it’s even worse: without an account, you usually can’t even get acquainted with the content, let alone like it.

The second major problem with social networks is that they don’t really produce anything themselves. Users create all the content on social networks, which the massive and powerful corporations behind the networks then profit from. And, of course, corporations have absolutely no respect for their users’ privacy — collecting an incredible amount of data about them. This has already led to major scandals in the past, and will most likely result in a whole bunch of problems in the future if nothing changes drastically.

The way things are currently organized, there’s another significant risk associated with the complete lack of user control over the platforms that they are, in fact, creating. Let’s just imagine a huge social network, which just happened to play a significant role in global politics, being taken over by a person with rather peculiar views. Its users are left with no choice but to adapt — or look for another platform with a more reasonable owner.

The Fediverse is designed to solve all these problems of conventional social networks: excessive centralization, complete lack of accountability, content isolation, collection of user data, and violation of user privacy.

The theoretical side: what the Fediverse is, and how it works

The Fediverse (a combination of “federation” and “universe”) is an association of independent social networks, which allows users to interact with each other in much the same way as they would within a single platform. That is — read, subscribe/follow, like, share content, comment, and so on.

And each platform participating in the Fediverse is federated itself: it consists of a community of independent servers (referred to as “instances” within the Fediverse).

An essential feature of the Fediverse is therefore decentralization. Each instance within the Fediverse has its owners (who independently create and maintain the server and bear all expenses for its operation), its own user community, rules, moderation system, and often some sort of theme.

The specially designed ActivityPub protocol is used for interaction among all these independent instances. ActivityPub is developed by the organization that specializes in creating common protocols that the internet runs on — the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

The largest Mastodon instance is the largest instance of Mastodon, the largest social network in the Fediverse

Anyone can create their own instance within the Fediverse. All you have to do is:

  • Rent or set up a server at home;
  • Install the appropriate server software on it (usually open-source, free);
  • Connect to the internet;
  • Pay for the domain;
  • Create a community, and develop its rules, theme, and so on.

It’s important to note that a significant portion of the Fediverse, at least for now, runs on pure enthusiasm, and sometimes on donations from supporters or some occasional banners. There’s currently no sustainable commercial model here, and it seems that there is no intention to implement one yet.

How the Fediverse works for the average user

From an ordinary user’s perspective, they register on one of the servers that belong to a particular social network that’s part of the Fediverse. Then with this same account they can interact with users from any other servers within the Fediverse network, as if you can use a Twitter account to comment on a YouTube video or follow someone on Instagram. This removes the boundaries between different social networks, along with the need to create separate accounts in each of them.

However, in reality, it’s not as simple as it sounds: Fediverse instances are often quite closed communities, not particularly welcoming to outsiders, and registration can often be inaccessible. Logging into one social network with an account from another is usually not possible at all. Moreover, there’s no way to search across instances in the Fediverse.

So, basically, yes, you can indeed access the content of (almost) any Fediverse user without leaving the instance where you’re registered. You can probably even comment, like, or repost that user’s content, all while staying within the comfort and familiarity of your own instance. But there’s one catch — you need to know the address of that user. And knowing it isn’t so simple because, as mentioned above, there’s no search function in the Fediverse.

Pixelfed — A federated Instagram

Pixelfed — A federated alternative to Instagram

Explaining the Fediverse by analogy

Most people use the analogy of email to explain the Fediverse: it doesn’t matter which server you’re registered with, you can still send an email to anyone; for example, to your mom’s Gmail account from your work address at But personally, I think email is not the best analogy here — it’s too simple and uniform. In my opinion, it’s much better to describe the Fediverse in terms of the good old telephone system.

The global telephone system integrates a bunch of different technologies, from rotary dial phones connected to analog switching centers, to smartphones on the cutting-edge 5G network, and from virtual IP telephony numbers to satellite-link communication. For the end user, the technological solution underlying any particular network is completely unimportant. And there can be any number of these networks. They all support a single protocol for basic interaction, making them compatible with each other — you can call any number, whether it’s virtual or satellite.

Similarly, in the Fediverse, whether a platform is primarily text-based, video streaming, or graphic, it can participate in the project and its users can “call” other platforms.

One of the Pleroma instances

This is how one of the instances of the microblogging platform Pleroma looks. Source

However, the compatibility of telephone networks is far from complete. Each network may have its own special services and features — try sending an emoji to your great-grandmother’s landline phone. And on top of universal addressing (the international phone number format) there are often some local quirks: all those 0s or 00s instead of a normal country code, the possibility of not entering any codes at all when calling within a specific network (such as a city or office network), different formats for recording numbers (various dashes, brackets, and spaces, which can easily confuse people unfamiliar with local rules), and so on.

Again, the same goes for the Fediverse: while its platforms are generally connected and compatible at the top level, the user experience and functionality vary greatly from one platform to another. To figure out how to make long-distance calls perform a certain action on a given service, you often have to delve into the local specifics. It might actually be impossible to “call” certain instances because, while they formally support all the necessary technologies, they’ve decided to isolate themselves from the outside world for some reason.

In general, compared to email, the Fediverse is a much more diverse and less standardized collection of relatively unique instances. But despite this uniqueness, these instances do allow their users to interact with each other to some extent since they all support a common protocol.

Lemmy, the Fediverse Reddit analog

Lemmy — one of the Reddit analogs in the Fediverse

The practical side: which services are compatible with the Fediverse now, and which ones will be in the future

Now let’s turn to the practical side of the issue — what social networks are already operating within the Fediverse. Here’s a list of the most significant ones:

  • Mastodon — The largest and most popular social platform within the Fediverse, accounting for about half of its active users. It’s a microblogging social network — a direct Twitter analogue.
  • Misskey and Pleroma — Two other microblogging platforms that attract users with their atmosphere and cozy interface. Misskey was created in Japan, which has ensured its high popularity among fans of anime and related topics.
Misskey, the Japanese microblogging platform

Misskey — microblogging with a Japanese twist

  • PixelFed — A social networking platform for posting images. It’s a Fediverse version of Instagram but with a focus on landscape photography rather than glamorous golden poolside selfies.
  • PeerTube — A video streaming service. I’d like to say it’s the local equivalent of YouTube. However, since creating video content is so expensive, this analogy doesn’t completely hold up in reality.
  • Funkwhale — An audio streaming service. This can be considered a local version of Soundcloud or Spotify — with the same caveat as PeerTube.
  • Lemmy and Kbin — Social platforms for aggregating links and discussing them on forums. Sounds complicated, but they’re basically federated versions of Reddit.

Of course, these aren’t all the platforms within the Fediverse. You can find a more comprehensive list here.

A glimpse into the global future of the Fediverse

Another service worth mentioning that currently supports the ActivityPub protocol is the content management system WordPress. Some time ago an independent developer created a plugin for WordPress to ensure compatibility with this protocol.

Recently, Automattic, the company that owns both WordPress and Tumblr, acquired the plugin and hired its developer. Meanwhile, at the end of last year, Tumblr also announced future support for ActivityPub. Apparently, Automattic really believes in the potential of the Fediverse. Mozilla, Medium, and Flipboard are also now showing serious interest in the Fediverse.

But the most important — and quite unexpected — development for the federation of decentralized social networks was the promise made by Mark Zuckerberg’s company to add ActivityPub support to the recently launched social network Threads. It’s not yet been specified when exactly this will happen or in what form; however, if or when it does, several hundred million people from Threads/Instagram may suddenly join the existing few million Fediverse users.

What will this sudden popularity lead to? This isn’t such a simple question. Many long-time Fediverse users are visibly concerned about a possible invasion of “tourists”, and how these newcomers — accustomed to the noise of “big” social networks — will impact the communities that have been so carefully cultivated within the project.

How will the Fediverse cope with these sudden changes? Only time will tell. But one thing’s for sure: the further development and evolution of the Fediverse will be very interesting to watch…

#Fediverse #work

The once cozy world of social media has been getting feverish in recent years. In the battle for audience attention, fly-by-night social networks come and go (Clubhouse, anyone?), users run back and forth, and governments, as ever, ponder the introduction of regulations. Who’d have thought, for example, that TikTok would be able to displace such monsters as Facebook and Instagram, and also to be banned fully or partially in a host of countries?

The public skirmishes between, and overall pantomime of the owners of the world’s largest social networks — Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook, Instagram, Threads) and Elon Musk (X, formerly Twitter) — similarly add nothing in terms of stability. And while Threads, despite analysts’ predictions, didn’t bury Twitter, Musk himself is doing a good job of digging the latter’s grave: with every new innovation he comes up with, users jump ship in their droves. Catching up, slowly but surely, is YouTube, which has long since morphed from a mere video hosting service into a social media powerhouse boasting 2.5 billion users a month and used by 95% of teenagers; while taking a breather on the sidelines is LinkedIn, having carved out a business niche all for itself.

Against this backdrop of upheavals, there’s a relatively new… elephant in the room, which more than fills an X-shaped hole. And that is Mastodon (a mastodon, in case you don’t know, was a furry elephant — long extinct). But it turns out Mastodon is no newcomer; it’s still a game-changer…

How Mastodon works

Created in 2016, Mastodon is a microblogging social network similar to X (ex-Twitter), but based on the principles of decentralization. Unlike X, Mastodon consists of multiple independent servers (called “instances”) brought together into a single network and interacting with each other, which offers far greater customization and control. Users can select instances according to their preferences and settings, yet still communicate with members from other instances.

What are Mastodon instances?

Instances are independent servers, each with their own address in the Mastodon network, its own administrator, and its own rules of use. They can be general-purpose, or highly specialized with a unique theme dedicated to specific interests, languages, regions or communities. Users can select the servers they want to register on, while being able to follow accounts registered on other servers and view posts from any account on any server in their timeline.

Mastodon is a decentralized social network where each server has its own rules, values and guidelines.

Mastodon is a decentralized social network where each server has its own rules, values and guidelines.

The first server to run Mastodon was The instance was created and is maintained by its founder, Eugen “Gargron” Rochko, and is very popular.

Picking a Mastodon server is like choosing a place to live.

Picking a Mastodon server is like choosing a place to live.

How to pick a Mastodon server

There are several criteria when it comes to choosing an instance in Mastodon:

  • Community size. Look at the number of registered users on the server. Larger instances are more buzzing with content, but the load on them is higher, and they may run slower.
  • Sign-up process. This option is worth considering if you need to get registered quickly. Some instances offer instant registration; others require confirmation from an administrator.
  • Server location. Instances may be hosted in different countries and regions. If accessibility and connection speed are important, choose a server closer to where you are.
  • Rules and moderation. Each Mastodon instance has its own policies. Before registering on a server, read its rules and make sure they align with your values and expectations. As each server moderates its own content, some may, for example, allow pornography, and even viewing such content can have legal consequences in a number of countries or jurisdictions. Besides local rules, Mastodon has general ones that describe what can and can’t be done on the platform. Violation of these common rules can result in the server being blocked and shut down.
Example of local rules for the server. Given that this is the server of Mastodon's creator, they can in part be considered as general policies.

Example of local rules for the server. Given that this is the server of Mastodon’s creator, they can in part be considered as general policies.

  • A privacy policy is published for each instance. On the whole, they all contain basic clauses about data collection, usage, storage and security, and about sharing information with third parties. On the odd occasion you might come across a particularly law-abiding server that mentions users’ rights to delete, amend, or do other things with collected personal data — usually these are EU servers that are subject to the GDPR.
  • Topics and interests. If you like a particular topic, or want to join a community of interest, search for relevant thematic servers.
  • Administration and support. Check whether the server has active administrators and community support. This may come in handy if you have any problems or questions.
  • Server reputation. Find out about an instance’s reputation by reading reviews or asking other Mastodon users.

Already registered? Let’s set up privacy!

Right after registration, head straight to the settings. First of all, turn on two-factor authentication and set the posting privacy level. You can choose one of three options for your account:

  • Public — everyone can see your posts.
  • Unlisted — everyone can see your posts, but they’re not listed on public timelines.
  • Followers-only — only followers can see your posts.

In addition, you can set the privacy level for each individual post:

  • Public
  • Followers-only
  • Direct (visible only to users mentioned in the post)
Privacy settings for accounts in general and for individual posts.

Privacy settings for accounts in general and for individual posts.

Additional privacy settings allow you to show or hide your followers and follows in your profile, as well as show what app you use for posting. We recommend unchecking the latter — your readers really don’t need to know what app or device you use.

Additional privacy settings in Mastodon.

Additional privacy settings in Mastodon.

On top of that, there are settings for choosing who can find and follow you, and how. For example, you can: enable your public posts to appear in Mastodon search results; make your profile findable in search engines; allow your posts and profile to show up in promos inside Mastodon; and even automatically accept follow requests.

How to become a star (or not): customizing how Mastodon tells others about you.

How to become a star (or not): customizing how Mastodon tells others about you.

Finally, there are options to configure rules (and exceptions to them) for auto-deleting posts after a set period (from one week to two years) — and for archivists to export and download a complete archive of all their data.

You can configure auto-deletion of posts, or download all your data.

You can configure auto-deletion of posts, or download all your data.

A few final tips

Mastodon is a far less regulated social network than the notoriously censor-heavy monsters, but it too has its rules and regulations. That said, these are mostly determined by the server administrator, and you get to choose which server you want out of many. But there are platform-wide policies as well, so when publishing posts you need to take into account the rules of both the specific instance you’re registered on and Mastodon in general. Furthermore, the privacy policy directly states: “We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.” So the golden rule — Think Before You Post — applies equally to this social network.

Don’t forget about security either. Although Mastodon may feel like a hobby club, there might be bad actors amid the like-minders. So, as with other social networks, it pays to protect your privacy and guard against phishing and leaks of personal data on all your devices with the help of Kaspersky Premium.

#customize #privacy #security #Mastodon

In our previous post, we discussed privacy concerns regarding the new Twitter alternative from Mark Zuckerberg, how much data the Threads app collects (hint: it’s a lot), how the social network operates (it’s a little unusual), whether it’s worth creating a profile for those who already have an Instagram account, and whether you should rush to create one if you don’t have one already (no need to rush, actually).

In this post, I’ll be talking about what you can set up (and where) to make Threads more private and secure.

Where to find the privacy and security settings in the Threads app

Let’s start with the privacy and security settings that you can find within the application itself. Actually, that should be applications in the plural. Since the Threads social network is an extension of Instagram, they share some of the same settings. But that’s not all. In total, Threads settings can be found in three different places:

  • Some of them can be found within the Threads app itself.
  • A more comprehensive list of settings is available in the Instagram app (however, they aren’t regular Instagram settings, and can only be accessed from Threads).
  • Finally, some settings are located in the Meta Accounts Center.

Confused yet? That’s normal — there are lots of things about Threads that are pretty confusing.

Threads settings in the Threads app, Instagram app, and Meta Account Center

Threads settings exist in three places: in the Threads app, the Instagram app, and the Meta Account Center. So convenient!

Now let’s explore the useful settings you can find in these three sections.

How to restrict other users from interacting with you in Threads

Let’s start with the different levels of privacy protection against other Threads users. Just like Instagram, Threads offers several settings options that allow you to restrict other users’ visibility and access to your posts and comments, as well as hide their content from you (say, in case you find their content uninteresting, or they begin to bother you for some reason).

All the options discussed below can be found directly in the Threads app. To access them, go to your profile by tapping the icon with a little person in the lower right corner, then click on the button with two dashes in the upper right corner. This takes you to the Threads settings.

How to get to the Threads app settings

How to get to the Threads app settings

Muted users

The app allows you to mute users. With this setting, you won’t see posts from this profile in your feed, nor will you see their responses to your posts. Meanwhile, the owner of the profile won’t know that you’ve muted them.

By the way, this muted user doesn’t have to be your friend (that is, a follower or someone you follow) — you can mute anyone. To mute someone, go to their profile, tap the three-dots icon in the upper right corner, and select Mute.

How to mute a user in Threads

How to mute a user in Threads

Keep in mind that your lists of muted profiles in Threads and Instagram are not linked to each other.

To find your list of muted users in Threads, go to Settings -> Privacy -> Muted. From there, you can also unmute someone (muting can only be done on that user’s profile).

How to unmute a user in Threads

How to unmute a user in Threads

Restricted accounts

You can also restrict users. In this case, you’ll no longer receive notifications when the restricted user likes your posts, replies to them, forwards or links to them. The profile owner won’t know you’ve restricted them. Again, you can restrict a user regardless of whether they’re your friend or not.

The list of restricted accounts is shared between Threads and Instagram — if you restrict someone in one app, they’ll automatically be restricted in the other.

How to restrict users in Threads

How to restrict users in Threads

To restrict a user, go to their profile, find the icon with three dots in the upper right corner, and then click on Restrict.

To view the list of restricted users, go to Settings -> Privacy -> Other privacy settings -> Restricted accounts. On this tab, you can remove users from the list or add new ones using the search function.

How to remove or add a user to the restricted list in Threads

How to remove or add a user to the restricted list in Threads

Blocked accounts

Now let’s move on to more drastic measures. In Threads, you can block users. After blocking, they won’t be able to find your content or profile on the social network. Just like with Twitter, Threads won’t notify the user about the block. And, as with the previous options, you can block anyone — not just your friends. The list of blocked users is shared between Threads and Instagram.

How to block a user in Threads

How to block a user in Threads

To block someone, go to their profile, click on the three dots in the upper right corner and select Block.

The list of blocked profiles can be found in Settings -> Privacy -> Blocked profiles. Here, you can also unblock a user or add someone to the blocked list by clicking on the “+” in the upper right corner.

How to remove or add a user to the blocked list in Threads

How to remove or add a user to the blocked list in Threads

Private profile and access only for followers

Finally, if you’re completely fed up with bots and trolls, you can make your profile private. After doing so, only those who are following you will be able to see your posts, and you can carefully filter the list of your friends to ensure your privacy.

This level of privacy might not be quite in the spirit of microblogging platforms, but it will certainly give you a break from interacting with annoying individuals.

How to make your Threads profile private

How to make your Threads profile private

Making your profile private is very easy: go to Settings -> Privacy and toggle the switch next to Private profile. A few lines further down you can find the Profiles you follow section. Go into it, select the Followers tab, and carefully edit the list — removing any suspicious individuals.

How to edit the list of your followers in Threads

How to edit the list of your followers in Threads

Finally, it’s important to note that private profiles in Threads and Instagram are configured independently of each other.

Other privacy settings in Threads

There are a few more settings inside the Threads application that might be useful.

Here are the options available under Settings -> Privacy, and what you can configure with them:

  • Mentions. Here, you can set who can mention you in posts — that is, link to your profile using the “@” symbol followed by your username.
  • Hidden words. In this section you can filter offensive language in responses to your posts. You can use automatic filtering with built-in lists, or add specific words and phrases that are relevant to you. These options are synchronized across Threads and Instagram — if you enable them in one app, they’ll apply to the other as well.
  • Hide likes. With this setting, you can choose whether the like count will be displayed next to your posts. Note that this is another shared setting that applies to both Threads and Instagram.

Another useful setting is located in Settings -> Notifications. Just like Facebook and Instagram, Threads allows you to flexibly configure push notifications, deciding which of them the social network is allowed to send you. Currently, Threads offers a dozen separate types of notifications, along with the option to pause notifications from the app for a specific period — you can set an interval between 15 minutes and eight hours.

Notification settings in Threads

Notification settings in Threads

There’s no option to completely disable all notifications with one button, but you can do this in your smartphone’s settings if you wish.

Security settings in Threads

Strictly speaking, there are no security settings in the Threads app itself. The security settings of all Instagram and Facebook accounts are configured from Meta’s Accounts Center. To get there, in Threads, go to Settings -> Account and select Security.

Security settings in Threads

Security settings in Threads

There are quite a few settings under this tab. The most relevant ones are the following:

  • Change password. It’s pretty easy to guess that this section allows you to change your Instagram (which means Threads as well) and Facebook account passwords in the same place.
  • Two-factor authentication. This is where you set up two-factor authentication for Threads/Instagram and Facebook. Different options are available — from one-time codes being sent to your phone, to authenticator apps. I recommend the latter option, as it offers the optimal trade-off between security and convenience.
  • Where you’re logged in. This section allows you to check which devices are signed in to your Instagram and Facebook accounts. It would be wise to check this list from time to time to see if any unexpected devices have appeared and to delete old ones you no longer use.
  • Login alerts. Here you can set up notifications that will alert you when someone tries to log into your Instagram and Facebook accounts. It would make sense to enable all the notification channels and respond to the alerts ASAP.
  • Security Checkup. This menu item takes you to a window presenting the key security-related information about your Threads/Instagram or Facebook account. Here you can look up your linked e-mails and phone numbers (and change them if no longer available), the date you changed your password the last time, and whether two-factor authentication is on or not.
Facebook or Threads/Instagram account security checkup

Facebook or Threads/Instagram account security checkup

Technically, you can configure all the same things under other settings. This window, however, offers the convenience of doing it all from the same place.

Other privacy settings in Threads

Let’s now take a look at the measures limiting the amount of data Threads collects about you and thus protecting your privacy — not from other users of the platform but from its owners. And we’re going to do this in the settings, of course — not those of the app itself but in your OS.

iOS users should begin by checking that their iPhone or iPad is configured to disable permission for apps to track your actions across other companies’ apps and websites. Apple rolled out this feature back in its iOS 14.5. We’ve already discussed some details on its design, purpose, and proper setup.

You can set this up in iOS in Settings -> Privacy & Security -> Tracking. Best of all is to completely disable Allow Apps to Request to Track.

Disabling app tracking in iOS

Disabling app tracking in iOS

Another thing to be set up is the app permissions. Threads requests a few of them already, whereas its parent, Instagram — considerably more. Permissions in both should be limited. Pay attention to the following in particular:

  • Access to microphone and camera. I personally prefer not to give these permissions at all.
  • Access to location services. Either permit it only when using the app (if you like adding geotags), or disable it altogether.
  • Access to photos and videos. For iOS, the best option is Selected Photos, which enables the app to access only the photos you intend posting in it. As far as I know, Android provides no such option, so you either permit access to photos or stick with not posting any. Not a bad option in fact, if you only intend to view other people’s posts.
  • Background app refresh. If you disable this one, apps won’t be able to operate in the background, which is good. Even if you’re not concerned with how much information about you they collect, this option greatly reduces the amount of data the apps keep streaming to their servers, thus saving your internet traffic and battery charge. The option is available both in iOS and Android.
Setting up Threads and Instagram permissions in iOS

Setting up Threads and Instagram permissions in iOS

You should also think about whether you really need all those endless social network notifications? I personally like to keep them completely off, so I am not distracted by random likes under my photos or posts. I prefer interacting with my apps when I want to and have time for it — not when they choose to bother me with yet another notification.

To disable all notifications from Threads in iOS, go to Settings -> Notifications, find the app in the list and deactivate Allow Notifications. In Android, the menu items will be different depending on device version and vendor, but the feature will be placed in a similar location.

Completely disabling Threads notifications in iOS

Completely disabling Threads notifications in iOS

Deleting your Threads account

You might have heard that your Threads account cannot be deleted. That’s kind of true; thing is — Threads accounts don’t exist, so it’s quite tricky deleting something that’s not there. You sign in to Threads using your Instagram account, based on which your Threads user profile is created. Thus, you don’t have to make up a new password, or even type it: your login and password will be automatically copied over from Instagram.

But you cannot delete your Threads profile either: to wipe it you have to completely delete your parent Instagram account. But your Threads profile can be deactivated: once you do that, all your data will be concealed from other users of the social network. So, in practical terms, it’s not much different from deletion.

To do this, go to Settings -> Account -> Deactivate profile and press Deactivate Threads profile.

Deleting (deactivating) your Threads profile

Threads profile deactivation is effectively the same as deletion

Password is the staff of life

The fact that your Instagram account data is now used for two social networks instead of one has an important consequence: your login and password are now twice as important. So now your Instagram account needs to be properly protected against takeover more than ever. Do the following:

  • Use a password that’s both unique and strong. In general, strong means long — at least 12 characters or more. You can generate a good password using our Kaspersky Password Manager, which also doubles as secure password storage, lest you forget your password.
  • Enable two-factor authentication. It’s best to use one-time codes from the app. By the way, our Kaspersky Password Manager now features a built-in authenticator.

#set #privacy #security #Threads

Sakumaha anjeun parantos uninga, Mark Zuckerberg parantos ngaluncurkeun pesaing Twitter anu disebut Threads. Janten, hayu urang tingali kumaha kaayaan privasi di dinya.

Naon Threads sareng kumaha aranjeunna tiasa dianggo?

Threads sanes jaringan sosial sagemblengna bebas. Téhnisna, éta mangrupikeun tuluyan tina Instagram, anu digabungkeun kana aplikasi anu misah. Pikeun ngagunakeun seueur fitur dina Threads, anjeun peryogi akun Instagram: Ieu bakal jadi dadasar profil Threads Anjeun.

Aplikasi Threads sorangan mirip pisan sareng Twitter. Ningali dua aplikasi sisi-demi, éta gampang pikeun ngahijikeun aranjeunna sakali ikon manuk squiggly atanapi tali sapatu Zuckerberg ngagulung kaluar layar.

Babandingan aplikasi Twitter sareng Threads

Tebak nu mana

Sedengkeun pikeun tulisan, aranjeunna tiasa dibaca dina aplikasi Threads atanapi dina versi wéb (henteu aya patalina sareng situs, anu dipiboga ku pamekar utusan perusahaan anu sami sareng Slack). Tapi ngagunakeun loka éta, mun nempatkeun eta hampang, teu merenah: euweuh feed, euweuh pilarian, sarta ngan pilihan pikeun nuturkeun tumbu langsung ka profil batur atawa tulisan individu (anu masih kudu poke sabudeureun kalawan). Dasarna, upami anjeun kantos nyobian nganggo halaman wéb Instagram, anjeun terang naon anu urang bahas.

Masangkeun dina Threads tanpa aplikasi teu mungkin pisan. Pikeun hiji hal, loka malah teu boga tombol login; halaman utama nawiskeun pesen “Kéngingkeun aplikasi” sareng tautan ka Google Play sareng App Store, ditambah kode QR. Janten, teu aya anu tiasa dilakukeun tanpa aplikasi sareng akun Instagram (sahenteuna pikeun ayeuna – langkung seueur di handap).

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Pikeun ayeuna, anjeun peryogi aplikasi pikeun nganggo Threads

Scammers geus resep Threads

Janten situs wéb anu saderhana dina hal fungsionalitas, Threads mangrupikeun kado pikeun scammers. Ahli kami parantos mendakan halaman phishing anu meniru versi wéb tina jaringan sosial sareng ngumpulkeun login sareng kecap akses pangguna – anu sahenteuna cocog sareng data login pikeun Instagram.

Salaku tambahan, anu disebut “Threads Coin” parantos dijual pikeun cryptocurrency dina Wéb. Sareng sigana panyipta henteu ngartos tujuan koin ieu, anu samar-samar janji “nyambungkeun pangguna ka Metaverse”.

Tungtungna, panipuan anu sanés janji bakal ngahasilkeun puluhan rébu pengikut pikeun akun Thread anu nembé diciptakeun. Hasil nyata tina ilubiung dina skéma sapertos kitu ngan kaleungitan artos sareng data pribadi.

Sabaraha data anu dikumpulkeun Threads?

Sadaya proyék anu aya hubunganana sareng Mark Zuckerberg dipikanyaho lapar data pisan. Panginten ngan ukur Google ubiquitous tiasa nandingan kakaisaran Zuckerberg nalika datang kana panén inpormasi pribadi.

Thread, sigana, teu aya pengecualian: numutkeun katerangan App Store na, jaringan sosial ngumpulkeun sadaya data pangguna anu aya dina pembuangan na. Nanging, aya sababaraha nuansa anu kedah diinget. Kahiji: daptar data anu dikumpulkeun sami sareng Instagram.

Perbandingan data anu dikumpulkeun ku aplikasi Instagram sareng Threads

Kategori data anu dikumpulkeun ku Threads sareng Instagram

Kadua: daptar ieu ditulis ku pamekar aplikasi sorangan, jadi teu kudu lengkep bener. Sareng katingalina, ayeuna éta daptar sababaraha kategori data anu Threads henteu menta aksés. Contona, nyebut aksés ka lokasi, tapi dina waktu ngeposkeun, aplikasi nu teu menta idin éta. Ieu tiasa robih ka hareup, tapi pikeun ayeuna éta kumaha éta.

Babandingan idin aplikasi Instagram sareng Threads

Utas aplikasi Instagram sareng idin

Kumaha upami Twitter?

Jaringan sosial anu dicobian ku Zuckerberg ogé nyéépkeun data pangguna sapertos teu aya isukan. Saha anu terang?! Ieu daptar sarimbag pikeun aplikasi Twitter, disayogikeun deui ku App Store. Tingali naon anu dipikahoyong:

Kategori data dikumpulkeun ku Twitter

Kategori data dikumpulkeun ku Twitter

Dina catetan anu kapisah, urang kedah nyebatkeun yén Twitter parantos nyambut damel salami sababaraha taun ka pengker pikeun ngajantenkeun interaksi langkung sesah pikeun pangguna anu henteu lebet. Nalika éta kajadian, pikeun maca tweet batur, disarankeun pikeun gaduh akun Twitter anjeun nyalira – janten dina hal ieu, manuk kasturi henteu langkung saé tibatan doodle Zuckerberg.

Sanajan kitu, Twitter masih boga kaunggulan (pikeun ayeuna) – versi web fungsi pinuh, nu mere Anjeun kasempetan pikeun circumvent sababaraha prakték data-panén ku ngagunakeun browser swasta.

Naha pangguna Instagram kedah nampi profil Threads?

Sakumaha anu kami nyarios di luhur, Threads sareng Instagram gaduh daptar idin anu sami. Janten upami anjeun parantos nganggo Insta sareng henteu kaganggu ku jumlah data anu dikumpulkeun Zuckerberg ngeunaan anjeun, tong hariwang: aplikasi Threads moal panén jinis inpormasi anyar. Éta tetep bakal maca tulisan anjeun.

Aya seueur pisan carita pikasieuneun ayeuna anu upami pangguna Threads hoyong ngantunkeun aranjeunna, aranjeunna ogé bakal kaleungitan akun Instagram na. Upami teu kitu, sigana moal mungkin ngahapus akun tina analog Twitter. Sanajan kitu, hal anu penting pikeun ngarti didieu yén euweuh Thread akun (ngahapus naon anu teu aya mimitina bisa jadi tricky) — Threads wungkul profil numbu ka akun Instagram. Anjeun teu tiasa mupus profil anjeun, tapi anjeun bisa mareuman anjeunna. Saatos éta, sadaya inpormasi dumasar aplikasi moal katingali deui ku pangguna anu sanés. Dina istilah praktis, éta rada béda ti ngahapus.

Janten, pondok carita, upami anjeun parantos aya dina Instagram teu aya anu kedah sieun nyiptakeun profil Threads. Upami anjeun henteu resep aplikasi pikeun sababaraha alesan, anjeun tiasa nganonaktipkeun profil anjeun, sareng sadaya anu anjeun nyebarkeun bakal disumputkeun.

Naha Instagram layak pikeun ngadaptarkeun Threads?

Upami anjeun teu gaduh akun Instagram tapi parantos mutuskeun pikeun ngagunakeun Threads, anjeun panginten hoyong nimbangkeun deui; khususna upami alesan utama anjeun jauh ti Instagram salami ieu nyaéta privasi.

Masalahna nyaéta Threads ngajanjikeun kasempetan pikeun ngalebetkeun Fediverse (asosiasi desentralisasi jaringan sosial mandiri) nganggo protokol ActivityPub. Fitur ieu parantos operasional, tapi pamekar Threads dilaporkeun ngarencanakeun pikeun nambihanana kana platform.

Ieu ngandung harti yén anjeun bakal tiasa ngeposkeun dina Threads sanés ngan ukur tanpa nyieun profil, tapi tanpa gaduh akun Instagram atanapi malah masang aplikasi naon waé anu didamel ku perusahaan Zuckerberg. Sabalikna, anjeun tiasa nganggo akun jaringan sosial alternatif anu kirang lapar data. Tapi anjeun kedah ngantosan fitur éta dilaksanakeun.

Alternatif pikeun Twitter sareng Threads

Alternatif utama pikeun Threads sareng Twitter nyaéta Mastodon. Jaringan sosial ieu parantos janten bagian tina Fediverse sareng ngadukung ActivityPub (ku kituna dina waktosna bakal tiasa maca sareng nyerat tulisan Threads ngalangkunganana). tambah penting séjén nyaéta yén aplikasi Mastodon ngumpulkeun ampir euweuh data pamaké pisan. Sareng aya seueur aplikasi klien Mastodon di luar pikeun anjeun milih.

Sajaba ti éta, wartawan ti kabel Majalah nunjukkeun sababaraha alternatif Twitter sareng Thread anu sanés: Bluesky, Hive Social, sareng Spill. Sakabéh platform microblogging ieu ngumpulkeun data pamaké jauh leuwih saeutik ti Threads atanapi Twitter. Nanging, aranjeunna henteu nawiskeun dukungan ActivityPub.

Dina postingan salajengna urang, urang bakal ngobrol ngeunaan kumaha anjeun tiasa ningkatkeun privasi dina poténsi pembunuh Twitter Zuckerberg pikeun anu mutuskeun pikeun nyobian Threads. Ogé, pikeun ngamankeun browsing internét anjeun, kami nyarankeun ngagunakeun VPN anu dipercaya.

#Sagala #hal #patali #jeung #privasi #Threads

Upami anjeun nyobian ngajagi diri tina unggal ancaman di dunya, anjeun bakal gancang béak tanaga sareng ngajantenkeun hirup anjeun teu kaampeuh. Auténtikasi tilu-faktor di dieu, kecap akses dua puluh karakter sareng catetan musik sareng karakter Cina di dinya, panyungsi anu béda pikeun situs wéb anu béda, sareng tabu média sosial henteu ketat.

Anu paling nyeri nyaéta yén ngagunakeun ampir sagala ukuran kaamanan sapertos kitu moal ngabantosan anjeun tina unggal ancaman: anu énggal terus muncul, sareng peryogi metode panyalindungan énggal. Samentara éta, sabagéan ageung lapisan kaamanan énggal langkung utilitas: gaduh auténtikasi dua faktor henteu langkung gampang tibatan henteu gaduh hiji. Tur éta conto sahenteuna bangor. Janten naon anu anjeun tiasa laksanakeun ngeunaan ieu? Nyiptakeun lanskap ancaman anjeun nyalira, cara anu dilakukeun ku perusahaan nalika ngarancang prosés kaamananna, sareng ngamankeun diri anjeun tina ngan ukur ancaman anu aya dina bentang éta.

Naon bentang ancaman, sareng naon hubunganana sareng anjeun

Dina widang kaamanan perusahaan, bentang anceman mangrupa kumpulan woes cyber anu ngancam pausahaan di industri tangtu dina jangka waktu nu tangtu. Ieu kalebet grup kerentanan, malware, sareng ransomware sareng téknik anu aranjeunna anggo.

Tinjauan ngeunaan bentang ancaman ngabantosan nangtukeun naon anu kedah dijagi ku perusahaan. Sababaraha ancaman bakal langkung mendesak tibatan anu sanés, gumantung kana lokasi sareng bisnis perusahaan. Sarta alatan anggaran kaamanan salawasna boga wates, sakumaha ogé jumlah staf kaamanan, ngajadikeun rasa ngajaga ngalawan ancaman sabenerna relevan.

Naha henteu nyiptakeun bentang ancaman sapertos kitu pikeun diri anjeun sareng dasarkeun strategi kaamanan pribadi anjeun dina éta? Ieu bakal nyegah anjeun nyangkut sababaraha lapisan panyalindungan sareng ngabantosan anjeun teras-terasan nganggo internét kalayan sahenteuna sababaraha tingkat kanyamanan.

Ngawangun bentang ancaman pribadi

Unggal individu, sapertos unggal perusahaan, gaduh bentang ancaman sorangan. Naha anjeun nganggo, sebutkeun, TikTok atanapi Instagram, sareng naha anjeun gaduh manajer sandi atanapi henteu mangaruhan ancaman anu langkung relevan pikeun anjeun. Seueur faktor sanésna ogé maénkeun peran, sapertos dimana anjeun cicing, sistem operasi naon anu anjeun gaduh dina komputer anjeun, aplikasi olahtalatah instan naon anu anjeun anggo, sareng saha anu anjeun kirimkeun téks nganggo aplikasi ieu.

Kitu cenah, sakabéh bentang anceman pribadi ieu mibanda elemen nu tangtu di umum, sabab urang sadayana hirup dina abad ka-21st abad, kabéh ngagunakeun komputer tur smartphone, sarta sakabeh browsing Web. Ku alatan éta, pikeun kaperluan sawala ieu, bentang ancaman pribadi bisa dibagi kana bagian umum jeung individu, jeung bagian umum dilarapkeun lolobana pikeun dulur, jeung bagian individu ditetepkeun ku kaayaan husus jalma.

Bagian umum tina bentang ancaman

Upami anjeun maca biasa blog ieu, anjeun gaduh ide kasar ngeunaan jinis ancaman anu paling sering sareng relevan henteu paduli nagara tempatna. Mimitina jeung foremost, ieu tipu daya, data bocorjeung rupa-rupa panipuan. Sarerea kudu tetep ditangtayungan tina ieu.

Perlindungan pangsaéna tina phishing nyaéta diajar ngadeteksi éta. Jang ngalampahkeun ieu, anjeun kedah ngalakukeun ieu:

Ngamankeun diri tina bocor data langkung hese, sabab sering henteu lepat anjeun, tapi tina sababaraha jasa anu anjeun anggo. Kusabab masing-masing urang ngagunakeun seueur jasa online – tina média sosial ka toko online, sareng ti perusahaan asuransi ka jasa pangiriman – sesah ngalacak sadayana.

Sacara umum, anjeun kedah siap pikeun bocor, samentawis [placeholder corpsite]salah sahiji produk Kaspersky anyar[/placeholder] kalayan fitur peringatan bocor data tiasa ngabantosan anjeun ngawas naon anu relevan pikeun anjeun. Ngawaskeun, tangtosna, mangrupikeun hal anu saé, tapi kumaha upami data bocor? Nya, ieu mangrupikeun hal anu ngan ukur anjeun tiasa ngabales: robih kecap konci gancang, blokir kartu bank anjeun upami diperyogikeun, sareng émut yén alamat sareng nami lengkep anjeun dina email anu ditandatanganan sareng nami manajer akun pribadi anjeun sanés jaminan. e-mail sabenerna ti bank Anjeun. Bank tiasa bocor database na sareng scammers tiasa nganggo éta pikeun phishing.

Tungtungna, aya sagala jinis scams sakuliah dunya, nu béda sacara signifikan antara nagara. Sanajan kitu, aranjeunna gaduh fitur umum. Sapertos dina kasus phishing, pangaweruh mangrupikeun panyalindungan pangsaéna anjeun. Janten teraskeun maca blog urang pikeun diajar ngeunaan jinis-jinis panipuan anu béda-béda, sareng tingali kritis kana naon waé anu saé teuing pikeun leres atanapi ngajerit bahaya sareng nungtut réspon langsung: scammers biasana maénkeun karanjingan manusa atanapi nyobian nempatkeun korbanna. stress keur galau aranjeunna sarta nyekel aranjeunna kaluar hansip.

Phishing, bocor data sareng panipuan mangrupikeun tilu jinis ancaman anu paling umum anu relevan pikeun sadayana. Salajengna, hayu urang tingali bagian individu bentang ancaman, anu gumantung kana saha anjeun sareng kabiasaan online anjeun.

Bagian individu bentang ancaman

Pikeun nyieun bentang ancaman pribadi, Anjeun mimitina kudu introspeksi sarta ngajelaskeun diri jeung kabiasaan Anjeun. Situs wéb sareng jasa talatah instan naon anu anjeun anggo? Dupi anjeun gaduh telepon bisnis misah? Naha anjeun damel ti bumi atanapi kantor, sareng komputer naon anu anjeun anggo?

Teras, gumantung kana jawaban anjeun di luhur, anjeun tiasa ngamimitian nyiptakeun bentang ancaman sareng ukuran kaamanan anu relevan ku ngan saukur ngotéktak daptar.

Anggap anjeun pangguna aktip média sosial. Dina hal ieu, anjeun kedah ngamankeun diri tina hacking akun, larangan serangan sareng pangbajak akun (Instagram, Facebook). Anjeun ogé kedah nyetél setélan privasi anu leres dina Instagram, Facebook, TikTok sareng Twitter.

Kaayaan privasi dina média sosial khusus, sapertos Vivino (pikeun anu resep anggur) sareng Untappd (pikeun anu resep bir), hanjakal: panemuan alkohol anjeun katingali ku saha waé sacara standar. Upami anjeun langkung resep henteu ngabagikeun sabtu minggu anjeun anu leungit ka dunya, pastikeun pikeun ngonpigurasikeun aplikasi ieu supados petualangan anggur atanapi bir anjeun tetep rusiah sakedik.

Atanapi, sebutkeun, anjeun mangrupikeun tukang kesel sareng pangguna Steam. Upami kitu, anjeun kedah ngajaga diri tina maling Trojan nargétkeun akun pangguna sareng panipuan anu ngajalankeun skéma dina kaulinan anu ngajantenkeun kagiatan sapertos kitu. Naon anu anjeun tiasa laksanakeun ngeunaan ieu? Baca ngeunaan scams uap, sarta ngonpigurasikeun fitur kaamanan ladenan urang.

Anggap anjeun blogger atanapi gaduh saluran Telegram anu populér. Nya, ancaman pangbadagna anjeun nyaéta maling akun sareng doxing – anu terakhir langkung umum di kalangan awéwé. Naon anu anjeun tiasa laksanakeun ngeunaan ieu? Diajar kumaha akun biasana dibajak, sareng kéngingkeun produk kaamanan anu dipercaya pikeun nétralisasi Trojan sareng ngingetkeun anjeun ngeunaan phishing sareng bocor data pribadi.

Sanaos anjeun mutuskeun anjeun henteu resep deui kana média sosial atanapi kaulinan, ulah ngantepkeun akun anjeun ngagantung, tanpa dijaga: aranjeunna tiasa diretas sareng dianggo ngalawan anjeun ku ngaksés data pribadi anjeun. Bagian anu paling parah nyaéta: anjeun moal diajar deui iraha waé – atanapi kantos. Ku sabab éta, kami nyarankeun yén anjeun ningali pituduh kami ngeunaan ngatur akun anu anjeun henteu dianggo/peryogikeun.

Seueur anu naif percaya yén aranjeunna ngan ukur tiasa mendakan panipuan cyber di rohangan pribadina, sedengkeun padamelan aman, dijaga ku profésional anu dilatih, sareng umumna, teu aya tempat pikeun panipuan atanapi phishing! Henteu aya anu langkung jauh tina bebeneran. Upami anjeun milarian padamelan, anjeun tiasa janten target anu sampurna pikeun scammers. Upami anjeun nembé ngamimitian damel di perusahaan énggal, jaga panon anjeun pikeun co-pagawe palsu. Upami anjeun jauh atanapi nganggo komputer pribadi anjeun pikeun damel, atur ruang kerja anjeun supados henteu ngarugikeun bos anjeun, sareng panalungtikan software naon anu anjeun henteu kedah dianggo pikeun damel.

Tungtungna, jadi utamana ati lamun anjeun investor crypto: saprak transaksi cryptocurrency teu ditangtayungan ku hukum, hal anu penting pikeun: milih strategi depository katuhu, inget yen malah dompet tiis bisa hacked, sarta nyandak unggal ukuran pikeun ngamankeun dompét anjeun. konci pribadi jeung frasa cikal.

Sanajan kitu, malah jalma anu geus nutupan sakabéh basa, masang program dipercaya pikeun nyimpen kecap akses tur data pribadi, sarta ngajaga unggal akun conceivable kalawan auténtikasi dua-faktor, kudu mikir sateuacanna ngeunaan naon maranéhna bakal ngalakukeun lamun smartphone maranéhanana jeung hiji aplikasi authenticator aktip. ruksak, leungit atawa dipaling. Kéngingkeun tip kami ngeunaan cara nyadangkeun aplikasi auténtikasi, atanapi cobian balikkeun deui upami anjeun kaleungitan telepon sateuacan anjeun tiasa nyadangkeun.


Ieu kumaha anjeun ngawangun bentang ancaman pribadi anjeun sorangan: ku marios unggal daérah kahirupan cyber anjeun. Sakumaha hanjakalna, léngkah ahir dina nyiptakeun bentang ancaman nyaéta nyiptakeun wasiat sareng wasiat terakhir digital.

Upami anjeun mendesain strategi kaamanan pribadi anjeun nyalira di sekitar bentang ancaman anjeun nyalira, anjeun bakal ngalakukeunana langkung gancang sareng ngajantenkeun hal-hal langkung saderhana tibatan upami anjeun nyobian ngajagaan diri tina sadayana sakaligus. Anjeun pasti peryogi sababaraha pangaweruh ngeunaan cybersecurity sareng privasi online pikeun suksés dina ieu. Ngalanggan milis kami pikeun meunangkeun tulisan anyar dina kotak surat anjeun sarta diajar ngeunaan ancaman kaasup dina bentang ancaman pribadi Anjeun. Solusi kaamanan kami tiasa ngabantosan anjeun nétralisasi ancaman ieu, ngawas bocor data sareng ngajaga data pribadi aman.

#Lanskap #ancaman #pribadi #amankeun #diri #anjeun #kalayan #pinter

Upami anjeun indung rumaja, aya kasempetan anu saé yén Instagram mangrupikeun penjahat dina kalolobaan waktos layarna. Nanging, dijalin kana aliran gulungan, carita, selfie, sareng momen anu pantes pikeun Instagram, mangrupikeun résiko poténsial pikeun privasi sareng kaamanan anak anjeun.

Numutkeun hiji panganyarna laporan Bangku gereja Panalungtikan Center, 62 persén rumaja nganggo Instagram, janten platform média sosial katilu anu pang populerna saatos YouTube sareng TikTok. Rumaja nganggo platform babagi poto sareng pidéo pikeun ngabagi kréatipitasna, ngahubungkeun sareng réréncangan sareng nampi apdet ngeunaan selebriti sareng influencer karesepna.

Format Instagram ngagampangkeun murangkalih (sareng déwasa!) nyéépkeun sababaraha jam nganggo saringan sareng stiker, koméntar, resep kana tulisan, sareng cacah anu resep. Tapi sadayana kasenangan ieu tiasa robih upami murangkalih nyiksa platform atanapi gagal nyandak résiko sacara serius.

Naha anak anjeun anyar pikeun Instagram atanapi pangguna IG anu berpengalaman, pertimbangkeun istirahat pikeun ngobrol ngeunaan seueur aspék platform.

Ieu sababaraha topik penting pikeun ngabantosan anjeun ngamimitian paguneman éta.

Tips Privasi & Kasalametan Instagram

1. Nolak babagi kaleuleuwihan.

Éta penting pikeun ngaku paripolah nurut sedekan hate nu ngadadak jeung sela kematangan anu unik keur rumaja. Naha anjeun resep ngulang topik ieu nyalira? Henteu kunanaon-éta ngan ukur hartosna anjeun ngalakukeun éta leres. Replay suksés. Nyarankeun aranjeunna: Ngabagikeun seueur teuing detail pribadi sacara online tiasa nyababkeun résiko privasi anu serius, kalebet maling identitas, panipuan online, sextortion, atanapi cyberbullying. Sajaba ti éta, leuwih-sharing bisa négatip dampak sakola jeung dunungan poténsi anu bisa disapprove eusi nu rumaja milih babagi online.

Saran: Linggih sareng marios setélan privasi Instagram pikeun ngabatesan saha waé anu tiasa ningali eusi anak anjeun. Punten ajak aranjeunna ngagunakeun kecap akses anu kuat sareng auténtikasi dua faktor pikeun ngamankeun akun. Ogé, mamatahan aranjeunna mikir dua kali sateuacan ngeposkeun naon waé sareng ngingetkeun aranjeunna ngeunaan résiko ngabagi poto intim sacara online (sanaos sareng réréncangan), sabab tiasa gampang dibagikeun atanapi dipaling. Ayeuna panginten waktosna upami anjeun henteu kantos mikirkeun nambihan parangkat lunak kaamanan pikeun ngajagi alat kulawarga anjeun. McAfee + nyayogikeun privasi lengkep, identitas, jeung panyalindungan alat pikeun kulawarga. Ieu ngawengku fitur mangpaat, kaasup monitoring identitas, manajer sandi, VPN taya, shredding file, skor panyalindungan jeung kontrol parental. Parangkat lunak parantos diropéa fitur kalebet beberesih data pribadi sareng ngawaskeun kiridit sareng ngalaporkeun pikeun ngajagaan murangkalih tina maling identitas salajengna.

2. Ngan nyebutkeun euweuh ka FOMO.

Akronim ieu nangtung pikeun Fear of Missing Out. Kecap ieu asalna tina arus émosi anu halus anu tiasa mumbul nalika ngagunakeun média sosial. Biasana pikeun murangkalih ngarasa hariwang atanapi malah depresi mikir yén aranjeunna dikaluarkeun tina pésta éta. FOMO tiasa nyababkeun aranjeunna nyéépkeun waktos sareng artos dina média sosial, ngalalaworakeun tanggung jawab kulawarga atanapi sakola, atanapi kalibet dina kabiasaan picilakaeun pikeun nyocogkeun atanapi ngingetkeun batur.

Saran: Ngabantosan anak anjeun ngartos yén sakapeung éta normal pikeun gaduh perasaan FOMO. Punten ajak aranjeunna fokus kana kakuatanana sareng ngembangkeun hobi sareng kapentingan offline. Pikeun ngirangan FOMO, ajak anak anjeun istirahat tina média sosial. Salaku tambahan, pasang parangkat lunak pikeun ngabantosan anjeun ngatur waktos layar kulawarga anjeun.

3. Babandingan Sosial.

Sarupa sareng FOMO, ngabandingkeun diri ka batur mangrupikeun kanyataan anu kantos aya di kalangan rumaja anu ngan ukur digedékeun dina Instagram. Dumasarkeun kana sababaraha laporanInstagram, budaya dumasar poto sareng saringan poto anu ningkatkeun fitur raray sareng awak tiasa ngajantenkeun rumaja langkung parah ngeunaan awakna sareng ningkatkeun résiko tina gangguan tuangeun, déprési sareng kabiasaan anu picilakaeun. Katresna, hususna, bisa ngamekarkeun low harga diri, ngabandingkeun diri jeung gambar unrealistic atawa diédit tina selebriti, influencers, atawa babaturan. Perbandingan sosial ogé tiasa nyababkeun fiksasi pikeun kéngingkeun langkung seueur, pengikut atanapi koméntar kana tulisanna.

Saran: Jieun rohangan anu aman pikeun rumaja anjeun pikeun ngabahas topik ieu sareng anjeun. Ngabantosan aranjeunna ngartos bédana antara kahirupan Instagram sareng kahirupan nyata. Ngabantosan aranjeunna sadar kumaha parasaan nalika aranjeunna nganggo Instagram. Ajak aranjeunna nuturkeun akun anu mere ilham sareng naékkeun aranjeunna sareng unfollow akun anu nyababkeun parasaan ngabandingkeun, timburu, atanapi harga diri rendah.

4. Ngobrol ngeunaan cyberbullying.

Kajadian nyeri anu mangaruhan rumaja, sapertos gosip, nyebarkeun rumor, tekanan peer, kritik, sareng konflik, tiasa ningkat dina komunitas online. Upami anak anjeun ngeposkeun online, aranjeunna tiasa nampi koméntar kasar atanapi séksual ti jalma anu aranjeunna kenal sareng muhrim (trolls). Cyberbullying tiasa muncul dina sababaraha cara online, ngajadikeun barudak ngarasa hariwang, sieun, terasing jeung sia.

Saran: Teruskeun kumaha kids bully silih online sareng parios sareng anak anjeun unggal dinten ngeunaan naon anu aya dina kahirupanna. Ajak aranjeunna henteu ngabales premanisme sareng meungpeuk sareng ngalaporkeun jalma éta. Ogé, upami aranjeunna keur bullied, ngingetkeun aranjeunna nyandak tur nyimpen Potret layar. Bukti sapertos kitu tiasa ngabantosan upami aranjeunna kedah curhat ka kolot, guru atanapi penegak hukum.

5. nekenkeun literasi digital.

Ngartos kumaha ngabédakeun inpormasi anu leres sareng palsu online janten langkung rumit unggal dinten. Di Prediksi Ancaman McAfee 2023: Évolusi sareng Eksploitasi, para ahli ngaduga yén alat AI bakal ngaktifkeun manipulasi gambar sareng video anu langkung réalistis sareng éfisién, anu tiasa ningkatkeun disinformasi sareng ngarugikeun kaséhatan méntal masarakat. Ngartos eusi online mangrupikeun cara anu saé pikeun ngabantosan anak anjeun ngawangun kapercayaan sareng kasalametan dina Instagram sareng jaringan sanés.

Naséhat: Ajak pamikiran kritis tur pituduh barudak ngagunakeun parabot mariksa fakta saméméh percanten atawa babagi eusi nu bisa jadi palsu tur ngagunakeun frameworks AI etika. Ngingetkeun aranjeunna ngeunaan tapak suku digital maranéhanana sarta kumaha hal maranéhna ngalakukeun online bisa boga dampak jangka panjang.

Penting pikeun émut yén sadaya jaringan sosial ngagaduhan bahaya anu alami sareng parantos dicandak ku Instagram sababaraha léngkah pikeun ngirangan résiko poténsial patali jeung komunitasna ku cara ningkatkeun fitur kaamanan jeung aturan kaamanan pikeun barudak. Inget, euweuh ngajaga anak anjeun kawas hubungan indungna-anak solid. Salaku kolot atawa pangasuh, anjeun maénkeun peran anu penting dina ngadidik anak anjeun ngeunaan karaharjaan digital sareng privasina. Gawe bareng, salaku kulawarga, anak anjeun bakal dilengkepan ngarasakeun hal alus tur nyingkahan sisi nebulous tina dunya digital.

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Sok aya panipuan anyar anu sami sareng anu muncul dina média sosial ⁠- untungna, aya cara anu gampang pikeun ngahindarkeunana.

Panaliti Avast parantos mendakan anu énggal trik nargétkeun pangguna Instagram ti sababaraha nagara kalebet Inggris, Australia, Perancis, Spanyol, sareng Polandia.

Ieu panipuan média sosial dimimitian ku komentar ti akun acak dina pos a pamaké, congratulating korban ku nyebutkeun aranjeunna salah sahiji untung 2023 dipilih pikeun nampa kartu kado SHEIN.

Scammers nawiskeun pangguna tautan kana profil Instagram na, sareng dina tungtungna, aranjeunna nami daptar panjang pangguna Instagram anu bakal dibéjakeun ngeunaan sebutan pikeun dibujuk janten korban scam ieu.

Nalika mariksa profil Instagram scammer, urang tiasa ningali URL anu kedah didatangan:

Ieu anu bakal urang tingali upami urang nganjang ka halaman wéb ti Inggris:

Korban dibéré jumlah kawates waktu pikeun ngajawab tilu patarosan basajan, ditémbongkeun di handap:

Sanggeus korban ngajawab unggal patarosan, jawaban maranéhanana sakuduna dituju “dipariksa”. Dina layar anu sami, koméntar ti “jalma anu untung” sanés ditampilkeun:

Anu penting nyaéta, naon waé jawaban anu dipasihkeun – éta bakal leres.

Dina titik ieu, korban dibéré salapan kotak katutup pikeun milih ti. Sarupa jeung léngkah saméméhna, henteu masalah anu mana anu dipilih – anu kahiji bakal gagal.

… sareng anu kadua bakal janten juara.

Tangtu, pikeun meunangkeun hadiah, korban dipénta jumlah leutik duit:

Mata uang jeung basa bakal gumantung kana nagara dimana korban aya. Contona, ieu versi Polandia:

Sakali ditampi, korban dibawa ka situs wéb dimana aranjeunna kedah ngeusian sababaraha detil. Ieu katingal dina sababaraha situs wéb nagara:

Britania Raya:




Situs wéb unggal nagara naroskeun inpormasi pribadi korban. Saatos ngalebetkeun detil, korban ditaroskeun detil kartu kiridit na. Nanging, ningali halaman ieu, janten jelas yén aya trik jahat anu dimaénkeun: Tujuanana di dieu nyaéta pikeun nyumputkeun Sarat sareng Kaayaan anu nyata.

Ieu tempat scam nu lumangsung: korban ekspektasi kartu kado patut sababaraha ratus euro atawa dollar. Nembongan yen aranjeunna kedah mayar jumlah leutik duit pikeun nampa eta, tapi naon anu bener lumangsung nyaeta aranjeunna ngalanggan layanan nu korban teu nyaho ngeunaan. Di Australia, contona, korban ditagihkeun AUD$2 tambah AUD$69 unggal dua minggu. Di Perancis, jumlah anu ditagihkeun €2 tambah €33 unggal dua minggu. Kanggo sababaraha nagara, jumlah anu kedah ditagihkeun malah henteu diungkabkeun. Sareng tangtosna, teu aya anu bakal nampi kartu kado.

Ieu tiasa ditingali dina halaman wéb versi Australia:

Di Spanyol, éta rada béda, sabab téksna aya di handapeun halaman wéb sareng henteu katingali kecuali korban ngagulung ka handap:

Korban satuju, horéam, ngadaptarkeun layanan langganan anu aranjeunna henteu terang.

Kumaha ngajagaan diri tina panipuan Instagram

Sok aya panipuan anyar anu sami sareng anu muncul dina média sosial, tapi aya sababaraha cara anu gampang pikeun nyingkahanana.

Salaku ogé waspada, kami ogé nyarankeun ngajagaan alat anjeun panyalindungan antipirus ku kituna anjeun bakal warned mun anjeun mungkas nepi dina kaca scam sakumaha ditémbongkeun di luhur.

Nalika kéngingkeun inpormasi tina akun Instagram (atanapi jaringan sosial sanés), milarian tanda yén akun éta asli sareng otentik. Aya loba impersonators sarta akun curang kaluar aya, tapi mun anjeun neuteup raket, anjeun bisa ampir sok ningali tanda nu nunjuk ka kanyataan yén rekening téh asli.

* Catetan pamaca: Profil anu dipidangkeun di dieu dina scam parantos dilaporkeun ka Instagram.

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