(WTNH) — It seems like every day there’s a new Facebook hoax trying to trick you into giving up personal information. News 8 has compiled a list of tips to help you stay in control of your account and information. Information from Facebook, TechCrunch, and CNET.
- Protect your password
What this means: Don’t use your Facebook password anywhere else online, never share your password, and avoid including your name or common words in your password.
- Log out of Facebook when using a shared computer
- Run anti-virus software on your computer
- See your profile as others see it
What this means: You can limit access to your timeline so only friends can view it. This can be done in the Timeline and Tagging settings.
- Use Facebook’s extra security features
- Report any spam messages or posts you see
- Limit app permission settings
What this means: Some apps grab all the permissions they can, including your complete profile, activities, and friends. To review and edit these, click Apps in the Account Settings window.
- Limit your timeline and tags
What this means: You can block certain people from posting to your timeline, or enable review of posts you’re tagged in before they appear on your timeline. These changes can be made in the Timeline and Tagging settings.
- Confirm your mobile phone number for account recovery
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