From Encrypted Social Apps to Fraud-Preventing Platforms

By: Katherine Pendrill - Dec 10, 2015
As social media users become more aware of the risks of posting information online, there has been an increase in the demand for new security applications. While most social media platforms include customizable privacy settings, these features do not always prevent a user's information from ending up in the wrong hands. These advanced security applications help users do everything from encrypt their messages to conceal their online identities.

One of the biggest concerns for social media users is that their private messages will be read by the wrong person. As a result, there are a number of applications that will allow users to encrypt their online messages. These applications allow users to keep sensitive social media communications completely private.

The issues of online information falling into the wrong hands is even more critical for those who have passed. As a result, companies such as Facebook have introduced a 'legacy account' feature that allows users to assign someone to access their account if they are not longer able to. Estate Assist is a similar app that allows loved ones to handle a person's online identities after they pass.