You may have read posts from Facebook friends about their accounts being hacked. With hackers becoming more aggressive and smarter, you should always take steps in ensuring your FB and other online accounts are secure.
- Protect Your Password
Don’t share your password with anyone and make sure you create a unique one for your FB account. This means you shouldn’t use it in any other online accounts and it should be difficult for someone else to guess, so avoid using your name, birthday, and common words. If you feel that your password is weak or has been compromised, update it right away. Go to General Account Settings > Password > Edit. Then enter your current password, enter your new one twice, and click Save Changes.
- Enable Secure Browsing
Make sure you are using Facebook on a secure connection. Since ‘https’ (the secure connection) is not enabled by default, you have to manually enable it. Go to General Account Settings > Security > Secure Browsing > Edit, then select Browse Facebook on a secure connection (https) when possible.
- Use Login Alerts
This allows you to be notified when someone else uses your FB account ID and password without your permission from an unrecognized location. Once you receive a Facebook alert that someone is logged into your account from a new place, carefully follow the emailed instructions on how to reset your password and secure your information. If you want to turn on login alerts, go to Settings > Security > Login Notifications > Edit, then select Email and Save Changes.
Of course, always remember to log out of your Facebook account when using a computer that is shared with other people. Securing your personal information online is a must nowadays when there are so many threats lurking on the internet.
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