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Protect yourself from Facebook

Facebook has been hacked again. And who is really surprised. It has become such a part of many lives, that another Facebook flaw probably isn’t going to drive many people away from using it.

How can you protect yourself?

There are a few simple things you can do.

  1. Do not use Facebook to log into other applications. Whenever you goto a website and it asks if you want to use Facebook to login, SAY NO! Create an account instead.
  2. Change your password. I know this seems very obvious, but you can not change your password frequently enough. You should change it at least every 30-90 days. And of course, after we receive news of another Facebook flaw, change it again.
  3. Occasionally, goto your Facebook settings and check what devices are logged in and from where. It is a good idea to just boot all connections whether you know them to be good logins or not. When you are logged into Facebook, goto Settings/Security and Login/Where You’re Logged In. Once you expand this list, at the bottom, there is an option to “Log Out of All Sessions”.

As always, if you have any questions about any of this, feel free to give us a call at 540.303.2410.

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