Account security is a top priority at Pinterest. To keep your account secure and protect your Pins, follow these best practices:
- Pick a strong password that has symbols and/or numbers. Check out these tips from Microsoft on creating strong passwords.
- Use a unique password for Pinterest - don't use the same password on every site.
- Don't share your password. We won't ask for your password by email, instant message or phone.
- Only enter your password on pinterest.com or our official Pinterest, Inc. mobile app. Remember that our apps are free!
- Check your address bar for pinterest.com – help.pinterest.com and m.pinterest.com are good, but pinterest.somethingelse.com is not. If ever you're unsure whether to log in, go to http://pinterest.com and click Login to be safe.
- Be cautious when you're online. Don't complete suspicious requests for personal information, including any offer that appears too good to be true.
- Make sure your computer and browser are up-to-date with the most recent updates and anti-virus software.
- Only install browser add-ins or plug-ins from publishers that you trust.
- Don't open attachments or install software from an email that looks like it's from Pinterest. We'll never ask you to download or open files from an email.
Pinterest uses extra security precautions (HTTPS: Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) on the login and settings pages. This encrypts the credentials you use to log in to Pinterest and is designed to prevent others from stealing your login credentials, even on an unsecured network.
When you use an unsecured Wi-Fi network (one that doesn't require a password) such as those found at coffee shops or airports, it's possible for someone to see most of the internet traffic sent to and from your device. This includes content you add Pins to Pinterest (even secret Pins).
To reduce the risk of using public Wi-Fi, read this article from the National Cyber Security Alliance: Making Public Wi-Fi Safe.