Facebook Security Notes

Here are some notes Dorothy sent along:

Facebook Security

What does Security mean to you?

  • Adjust your account settings to ensure you only have friends viewing your Facebook
  • Make sure password is STRONG and change on a regular basis
  • Make sure you log out of shared computers, otherwise anyone can get in to your account
  • Don’t include sensitive information, ie. Where you live, phone numbers, email address, cell phone number, etc
  • If your account is hijacked and the hacker has changed the password, go to Facebook and to the “FORGOT MY PASSWORD” and change it with the on-screen instructions, that way Facebook can email you a new password.  Make sure you have an email account associated with your account.
  • Trust your instincts, if you don’t feel comfortable, don’t do it
  • Don’t advertise you are away on vacation
  • Facebook will never email you asking for your login information
  • Beware of Scams and phishing (a method used by criminals to get your personal information)
  • If it’s too good to be true, it is
  • If you think a friend has been hijacked, let them know to change their password
  • Reporting Scams – click on “Report a link” and follow on screen instructions.  Email abuse@facebook.com telling them the member who is bothering you or if it’s an advertiser, email advertise@facebook.com   Be very specific in the details.

Some Information from the Facebook Help Centre

Here are 6 things you can do to help keep your account safe:

  1. Protect your password:
    • Don’t use your Facebook password anywhere else online.
    • Never share your password. You should be the only one who knows it.
    • Avoid including your name or common words. Your password should be difficult to guess.
  2. Use our extra security features. (https://www.facebook.com/help/413023562082171)
  3. Make sure your email account(s) are secure.
  4. Log out of Facebook when you use a computer you share with other people. If you forget, you can log out remotely.( https://www.facebook.com/help/174571515935086)
  5. Run anti-virus software on your computer:
  6. Think before you click or download anything.

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TO DO FOR PRACTISE:

  1. Click drop down arrow, top right corner of the Top Navigation Bar, click Settings, Click Privacy
    1. Click Use Activity Log, click Activity Log – you can hover over the Pencil to the right of each item and delete/Unlike and remove this from your Timeline
  2. Go to YOUR NAME along the Top Bar, Click the 3 dots …Click Timeline Settings
    1. Review these settings
    2. Go to the PADLOCK, do a Privacy Check up and make any changes as necessary
  1. Click the Padlock, go to the bottom to Privacy Basics – Review on your own time
  2. Go to drop down arrow, top right corner of Top Navigation Bar, Settings
    1. Security
    2. Privacy
    3. Timeline & Tagging
    4. Blocking
    5. Ads – go to 3rd Choice, Manage Preferences, Edit – delete out companies that you don’t want
  3. Support Inbox
    1. Safety Center
    2. Bullying Center
    3. Safety Check
  4. Go to YOUR NAME  …
    1. Click on the 3 dots …See if your profile has changed
  1. Videos
    1. Change the Video Settings to OFF – this makes it so that videos don’t play when you scroll down your News Feed

Photos – put your USB stick in the PC/Laptop

  • Lend a personal touch to Facebook
  • Sharing with Family and Friends, events and up to the minute pictures
  • Wedding, birth, winter storm, flowers, endless possibilities
  • Individual photos get added to an album, where as if you upload a series of pictures, you can give your album a name

TO DO FOR PRACTICE:

  1. Upload 1 photo in your What’s On Your Mind Box
  2. Upload multiple photo’s to create a photo album
    1. Pick your audience – Friends, Custom, List
  3. Review your Albums – who have you shared them with – Friends, Public ?
  4. Open a photo and Edit by clicking Options or Edit on the Right side
  5. Sharing your photos with a NON FACEBOOK friend
    1. Go to an album, Click the * in the top right corner and click GET LINK.  Copy the link and send in an email – works great
  6. Download a picture
  7. Change your Profile Picture or Cover Photo – Click on the Camera icons and browse to a picture you want to upload
  8. Uploading Videos – must be under 1 MB in size and made by yourself or your friends and under 20 minutes.
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