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How to Enjoy Facebook Safely and Securely

By January 22, 2019 No Comments
Facebook Safely and Securely

Facebook currently rules the world of social media.  With over 2.2 billion active users per month, it is the largest social media platform to date. This also makes it vulnerable to the most online attacks.

Enjoy posting while protecting yourself, your friends, and your family members with these simple tips:

Posts & Shares: While browsing Facebook, be aware of what you are posting and what you are sharing. The links may lead to harmful websites or cause viruses to those who click on them.

Privacy: It is also important to be mindful of your privacy settings, which allow you to review how your personal information can be viewed by others. Click the question mark or “help” symbol to reveal privacy shortcuts. You only need to review and update your privacy settings on one device; those settings will sync to all other devices.

Advertisements: If you see an ad that looks suspicious on your home screen, report it as spam! Use Facebook’s feedback system to report issues or suspicious activity to make Facebook safer.

Passwords: Lastly and perhaps most importantly, rethink your password to keep your profile safe! You hear it all the time, but simple passwords that include a name and number can be compromised in a matter of seconds. Try using a “passphrase” (a sequence of words or other text that have meaning only to you).

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