Don’t use third party logins. Let’s start with what is a third party login.
A third party login is where you use a different login (like Facebook) to login to another website. Facebook is the most prominent one doing it, but it isn’t the only one.
My problem with the third party logins is that it is essentially sharing credentials. You’re giving the third party access to the info and data you use on the secondary app. So maybe they say that they won’t use that data in the contract “noone” reads, but if the main company has their credentials leaked or hacked, it leaves you vulnerable to all third party logins attached too.
If you’re ok with third party logins and want to continue, all least review the ones that are attached. Again, it’s buried within settings somewhere, but they are listed (at least within Facebook). Review the list to ensure you’re still using that app. Disable or delete if you aren’t.
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