Quick Security Guide for Your Facebook Account

by - November 29, 2012

Use Unique and Strong Password
Use password of more than 8 characters with combination of numbers, letters and special characters like @, & or %. Change your password every 3 to 4 months from General Account Settings.

Set Security Question
Add a security question to your account from your Security Settings page.

set security question on your facebook account

To read more about Security Question, click here.

Enable Secure Browsing
It prevents your accounts from being compromised through unencrypted WiFi using tools like Firesheep. Enable Facebook browsing on a secure connection from Security Settings page.

enable secure browsing to enahnce security of your facebook account

To read more about Secure Browsing, click here.

Connect Your Mobile Phone(s)
It will increase your security by notifying your accounts activity on mobile. Follow these instructions to connect your phone with Facebook.

connect your mobile phone with facebook to increase security

1. Go to Mobile Setting of your Facebook account.
2. Click on “Add a Phone”.
3. Select country and mobile phone carrier and click "Next."
4. Send a text message containing the letter "F" to 32665 from your mobile phone.
5. Enter the activation code you receive on your phone in the text box and click "Confirm."

Enable Login Notifications:
This feature alerts you each time your account is accessed from a new device. Enable Login Notifications from Security Settings page.

enable login notifications to increase security of your facebook account

To read more about Login Notifications, click here.

More Quick Tips:
1. Keep your browser and antivirus updated.
2. Never give your username or password to anyone.
3. Make sure your email account(s) is secure.
4. Uncheck the ‘Keep me logged in’ checkbox from the Facebook log-in page.
5. Never accept friendship requests from strangers and add unknown ‘friends’ to Restricted List.
6. Do not allow apps and games released by unverified publishers or require account information.
7. Log out from your account every time.

For complete list and details about Extra Security Features of Facebook, click here.

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