Review your social media security
In the wake of current security issues, I thought it would be a good exercise to review my social media security and application settings.
To be honest, I have only heard of such an exercise but never actually done it.
I started with Yahoo since it was in the recent news. I was surprised how simple it was. I simply clicked on my account avatar and selected the only option, “Account Info”.
Once there, I clicked on “Recent activity” and reviewed what devices accessed my account and from where. A quick glance at the recent activity revealed nothing suspicious confirming that all is well.
I moved on to review the various apps or sites that I have used my yahoo login to access. I honestly don’t remember authorizing Google and can’t figure out why I authorized it back in 2012, so I removed it.
I give Yahoo credit for their reports that report ‘last used’ and location which I used to validate the application or site in question. Since I travel quite a bit, that little tidbit was extremely helpful.
Be careful with what you play with. A good example was when I disabled the “Allow apps that use less secure sign in” option and my Outlook suddenly failed when trying to retrieve emails from my Yahoo email. Oops..