27 June 2022
How to keep safe on Facebook
1. Choose a strong password
Your password is the first and often best security for keeping invaders away. Make sure it is at least 12 characters long, with a mix of letters, numbers and other symbols. Don’t use personal information as your password, as this can easily be guessed or engineered. It’s vital that you don’t use this password anywhere else on the internet. And beware of attempts by others to get hold of your password by asking you to enter your passwords via emails. Where possible, use two-factor authentication (known as Login Approvals on Facebook) as well.
2. Keep your privacy settings updated
Facebook is constantly changing its privacy settings. Make sure you stay up-to-date on these changes and adjust your settings accordingly. That way, you can control who sees the information you share. For example, you can set up Login Alerts on Facebook so that you are notified anytime anyone logs in from an unrecognised device or browser.
3. Be careful about what you share
Remember that anything you post on Facebook is public information. That means that anyone – including scammers and identity thieves – can see it. So, think twice before sharing your birthdate, address, holiday destination or other personal information.