3 Easy Steps To Secure Your Facebook Account
1 – Log in only from valid link.
Do not log in from external links, especially links from an unknown email. It is safer for you to type the web address. Most likely link you clicked was fake link. This technique is called phishing. Where the external link will direct you to their own site that is mimicking the original Facebook site. If you still proceed with the log in process at the fake site, the information that you entered such as the email address and your password will be recorded into a *. txt which is can be access by the fake site administrator. That’s how your personal information can be accessed by strangers.
2 – Use ‘https’ instead of ‘http’.
Follow these steps to secure your facebook account via secure browsing.
-Check your address if you are using ‘http://’ instead of ‘https’. That means your accounts are not completely secure and vulnerable to hacking activities.
-Most online trading sites use https to secure their user information.
- Log in into your Facebook account
- Click at Account
- From the drop down menu, click at the Account setting.
- Click at Security. From the menu below Facebook logo.
- Edit the setting for secure browsing. Tick at Browse Facebook on a secure connection (https) when possible.
- Save changes.
Facebook says you should consider enabling this option if you frequently use Facebook from public Internet access points found at coffee shops, airports, libraries or schools.
3 – Use Private Browsing if you are not using your own computer.
“As you browse the web, Firefox helpfully remembers lots of information for you – sites you’ve visited, files you’ve downloaded and more. However, there may be times when you don’t want other users of your computer to see this information. For example, if you share a computer with someone and have been shopping for their birthday present.
Private Browsing allows you to browse the Internet without saving any information about which sites and pages you’ve visited. This article explains what information is not saved when in Private Browsing and gives you step-by-step instructions for using it.”
To turn on Private Browsing on Mozilla Firefox,
- At the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox menu (Tools menu in Windows XP), and select Start Private Browsing.
- When you turn on Private Browsing, Firefox will alert you that it will save your current windows and tabs for after you finish using Private Browsing. Click on Start Private Browsing to continue.
- You will then enter Private Browsing mode, and the Private Browsing information screen will appear.
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