Since most of you probably have a Facebook account, it’s safe to assume that you’ve also seen (and maybe been victimized by) some of the bugs and spyware that can overtake your account. From friends inviting you to like their “new” profile, to the “click on advertisements/games” that your friends seem to endorse, there are many different ways that your Facebook account can be exposed to damage- and infect others. Luckily, there are some steps you can take to make your account a little more secure.
First and foremost….CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD, and change it often. I know, it sucks, and you don’t want to remember to change one more password….BUT, it’s important, and if a computer program or another person gets that password, they can do a lot of damage to your account, the least of which is annoy and infiltrate any of your Facebook friends.
Secondly, Gizmodo posted a great article earlier this week showing five additional steps you can do to lock-down your account a little better. It’s a great read, and I strongly suggest making the changes they discuss- especially stopping unwanted app access to your account and hiding your profile from search engines. Check out the entire article here, and let us know if you have questions about this! http://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/5-tweaks-to-take-back-your-privacy-on-facebook-1766715645?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+gizmodo%2Ffull+%28Gizmodo%29