Stay Safe on Facebook

has released a free guide on how to stay secure while on Facebook. While the
guide is geared toward users, the tips can still be applied to professional
usage as well for fraud
prevention solutions

  1. Only
    friend people you know.
  2. Create
    a good password and use it only for Facebook.
  3. Don’t
    share your password.
  4. Change
    your password on a regular basis for increased knowledge-based
  5. Share
    your personal information only with people and companies that need it.
  6. Log
    into Facebook only once each session. If it looks like Facebook is asking
    you to log in a second time, skip the links and directly type into your browser address bar.
  7. Use
    a one-time password when using someone else’s computer.
  8. Log
    out of Facebook after using someone else’s computer.
  9. Use
    secure browsing whenever possible.
  10. Only
    download apps from sites you trust.
  11. Keep
    your anti-virus software updated.
  12. Keep
    your browser and other applications up to date.
  13. Don’t
    paste script (computer code) in your browser address bar.
  14. Use
    browser add-ons like Web of Trust and Firefox’s NoScript to keep your
    account from being hijacked.
  15. Beware
    of “goofy” posts from anyone, even friends. If it looks like
    something your friend wouldn’t post, don’t click on it.
  16. Scammers
    might hack your friends’ accounts and send links from their accounts.
    Beware of enticing links coming from your friend

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