Today’s highlighted blog post from the Council on Better Business Bureaus (CBBB):

Help Prevent Your Facebook Account from Being Hacked in 3 Easy Steps

There are several quick steps you can take to avoid getting your Facebook account hacked. These include:

  • Make sure that your ‘Secure Browsing’ is enabled – That means your browser uses Https instead of the standard connection. How to change your setting: While on Facebook, look at your URL address in the browser. If you see “http:” instead of “https:” you DO NOT have a secure session. It’s easy to change. Just go to Account (upper right) click Account Settings… Then Security – click Change. Check box (secure browsing), click Save.
  • Regularly change your password – Get in the routine of changing your password often. Try to use a combinations of upper & lower case numbers/special characters and don’t use any parts of your first or last name.
  • Enable login notifications – Click on Account Settings … then Security … then enable login notifications. This will cause Facebook to notify you when your account is accessed from a computer or mobile device that you haven’t used before.

And finally, don’t click on suspicious links while browsing Facebook and never give your login info to anyone.


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