Advice & Education

Security tips for Facebook

Several security blogs write about the latest scams plaguing Facebook and other networks. South Florida’s Sun-Sentinel compiled tips for Facebook users to stay secure:

  • Set appropriate privacy and security defaults and choose a complex and unique password for your account.
  • Don’t install third-party applications from sources you don’t trust.
  • Only accept friend requests from people you directly know.
  • Read the privacy policy and terms of service.
  • Limit personal information you share. No matter settings, you should consider all information and pictures as public.

The Facebook Security Page will provide updates on who users can keep their information secure on and off the social network.

(via Sun-Sentinel)