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Video has become a powerful online medium for businesses. This means that platforms like YouTube are becoming increasingly common yet crucial accounts for engagement and traffic. However, without the right security, you’re putting your YouTube account for business at risk of being hacked.
Follow these basic steps to make sure that you don’t fall victim to the ‘bad guys’.
Create a Strong Password
A password that’s easy to guess is one of the fastest ways for someone to hack into your business’s account. Instead, use a combination of numbers, letters, symbols, and letter cases to break up the predictability of just using a simple word.
In addition, skip out on terms or numbers closely related to you such as an anniversary date or the name of your pet!
Keep Your Passwords Separate
When you create a password for your YouTube Business account, don’t automatically reach for familiar passwords. Instead, try to come up with something unique. This will give you individual security over the YouTube account that can’t be guessed using social hacking!
Plus, make sure it’s different from your other accounts. If someone hacks into one of your other accounts, they won’t have the same information to use to get into the YouTube account and post inappropriate content that could damage your brand.
If you want to make sure that your account has an extra layer of security, make sure to sign up for multi-stage authentication. This will prompt YouTube to verify your identity through a third-party account before allowing you to log in. By enabling this security feature, you lessen the risk of YouTube business account hacking.
Ultimately you should treat your YouTube account like your bank account because if the bad guys get in, they could cause some serious damage!
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