How to Make Your Facebook Account More Secure

Updated: Feb 9


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In order to determine how people have been affected by deleted posts, photographs, and links on their Facebook profiles and Facebook business pages, we recently launched a Facebook poll to gather information. According to the results of the poll, there has been a 95% increase in this type of activity.


We, at HMG Marketing & Web Design Company, want to do everything we can to keep you and your Facebook page as safe as we possibly can. Because Facebook is a free service and a publicly traded company, they have the ability to view and monitor anything you do on their site. Because of this, there are steps you can take to ensure that scammers do not gain access to your personal information.


Keep your personal information safe.


Make a secure password selection.


Everything these days demands a password or a pin code, but there is a good reason for this–to keep your account safe and secure. Keep your passwords secure by using a combination of numbers and symbols that is unique to each site, and change them on a frequent basis.


Configure Two-Factor Authentication (TFA).


Using two-factor authentication to access your account provides an additional layer of protection for your information. To enable this function, log into your Facebook account and navigate to Settings > Security > Login > Enable this option. To complete the 2-factor authentication, go through the process with your smartphone in your hand.


Please double-check the settings on your page.


Consider how much information others will be able to access about you or your company, including private phone numbers, birthdays and background information such as your hometown or where you attended school. Also, while you're there, see if you can find out who has access to this information at the moment. Users can choose whether or not their information is visible to everyone, friends of friends, or only their friends by changing the privacy settings on Facebook.


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Delete old posts, pictures, and videos from your profile.


Although it may seem unusual to delete old posts, images, and videos, hackers will go through previous posts, pictures, and videos in order to obtain information about their targets. Take a look at your activity log, which can be found under the settings menu, and spend some time reading through it. You may sort the likes and reactions by year, and then decide whether to remove them or make them private based on your preferences. Remove outdated photographs and movies from your computer and store them on a flash drive (not in the Cloud). Better better, keep them on two separate hard drives because hard drives do fail. Once they've been saved to a drive, erase them from Facebook.


In order to obtain a copy of your Facebook data, visit the Accessing & Downloading Your Information page on Facebook


Take Caution When Using Quizzes and Applications


The temptation to figure out what type of "eater" you are, what type of "thinker" you are, or which celebrity would make the best friend is strong, but the purpose of taking these quizzes is simply to learn more about yourself. They have a high likelihood of falling into the hands of hackers. Hackers can easily obtain information about you using Facebook games such as Farmville and Mafia Wars, as well as other social media platforms.


Do not "check in" at your residence or at a friend's residence.


Practice not 'checking in' to your home or a friend's home on Facebook to see whether they are home. Encourage people to follow your example. This is an unintended manner of jeopardizing your or someone else's personal information.


Please do not provide a link to Twitter.


Despite the fact that you can make your settings private, Twitter streams are often visible to the world.


Because of technological improvements, it is much easier for people to connect with one another, follow one another, and track one another. While this can be a fantastic thing for business, it can also be detrimental and costly if the information gets into the wrong hands. Take the time to ensure that both you and your company are safe and secure at all times. For additional information on how to improve the security of your Facebook page or website, please contact us and we will be pleased to assist you with any questions or concerns.


Stay safe and protected at all times!


 
Amanda Honeywell of HMG

I make creatively bold brands, experiences and solutions.


A. Honey

Chief Everything Officer

HMG

ahoney@hmgroupmi.com




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