8 Top Facebook Security Tips

World wide web is now expending, Internet has successfully turn the whole world into a village and for doing this social networks played and playing an important role, in the era of social networks there is a facebook,  Facebook has a large number of user’s and it is on hit list of attacker’s and scam-er. 
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While you are using facebook or any social networking website there is a need to protect your information by using effective privacy techniques. 
This article will talk about some security issues and their countermeasure on facebook or it can be applicable on other social networking websites.

 Strong Passwords

You must care about your passwords, make sure you have a strong password that contain capital letters,small letters,numbers and special characters. Use different password for different online accounts, your password must not related to some of your information, do not use such a words that are easily available on dictionary. To learn more about dictionary attack click here.

Secure Browsing 
It is good practice to keep yourself up to date means make sure that you are using update OS and browser to avoid browser exploitation attack, use secure connection (HTTPS) where possible to avoid sniffing.

Computer Security  
It is very important to stay secure on web, make sure your computer does not contain any sort of keyloggers, RAT (remote administration tool) and istealer or some other things like this. Use a smart antivirus and firewall solution to remain secure, if you think that your computer got affected by some malware and than follow the procedure to fight with.

Personal Information 
Avoid to put so much information about yourself on facebook profile, a hacker might be use these information to hack your password by using reverse engineering technique, or an attacker might create a dictionary by using your information to launch a password based attack.

Profile Privacy Setting
It is recommended to make your profile as a privacy master profile, hide your information from those people to whom you never trust and from those people who are new to you, disable each and everything from those who have not added into your profile as a friend, because there is chance that someone watching your activities.

Application Setting
Each facebook application has a default setting and when you allow any application to use, it means that you have signed an agreement and the developer of this application may watch all of your activities and can get your password, can update your status and more, so avoid applications as much as possible. To learn more about application spamming click here.

 Account Security 
It is good practice to add different email address for your single profile and must connect your mobile phone with your profile, in case if you lost your account than you have an ability to prove as a owner of this account, lean more security to protect your account.

More Tips
  • You must not share your password to any one.
  • Disable your browser from saving your password.
  • Avoid to sign in your account when you are in public place.
  • If you are using wireless LAN(WLAN) than must think about firesheep.
     
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Facebook Security
Facebook Security Best Practice

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