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Security recommendations for Social Media and YouTube

To prevent computer hacks that could be very harmful and are recurrent in the music industry. We share with you some security tips to protect your accounts.

We suggest you keep them in mind and share them with your team or those who manage the artist's accounts.


Never use the same password or passphrase for more than one account, this includes work and personal accounts. This prevents the threat of Credential Stuffing.
Use a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and special characters to form your passwords/passphrases.
Never use dictionary words to form a password (except when using a passphrase).
Don't use personal information like names and dates.
Change your passwords every 90 days.
Don't use a similar password.
Use secure options for password storage (encrypted password managers).
Keep passwords private, never share them!
Make sure you are the only person who has access to the accounts.
Use MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication), preferably through an authenticator app rather than mobile SMS.
Google or YouTube will never ask you to share your login information such as a password, secret questions, or double authentication codes.
Lock any mobile device with a good password or pattern, and make sure you can remotely log out if the device is lost or stolen.
You may receive emails that pretend to be a company, for example Facebook. Always check whether or not the email address where that email comes from to check if it is the real company that sends it, to avoid phishing.


If you use a cloud service and it is synced with your accounts, everything you upload will be automatically uploaded to the cloud.
If you have accounts with any cloud services that you no longer use, we recommend deleting those accounts, because if you keep those open makes their passwords vulnerable.
If you send a link with files, make sure to set an expiration date. This limits the accessibility of the file in case it is shared to a group of people.
If you send a link with files, make sure to add a password and make it only available to the intended recipient. Consider access in "Read only" mode and that the audios have a watermark.
When you enter into websites where you must share sensitive data, make sure they start with https:// and that they are trustworthy.
Do not access to open connection networks when you are using important data. If you do that, check the security and privacy of the accounts used when leaving.

Updated on: 26/04/2022

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