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Facebook Security Settings – Have You Checked Yours

I still see people who claim that their Facebook page has been ” hacked ” and with the vast majority of these it normally boils down to human error.

So lets examine the ways to lock down your Facebook page

  • A good password will help for a start – people still use terrible passwords which contain a word such as Richard2015. If you have a password like this it is only a matter of time before you lose access.Consider changing that password to something like 20Richa15rd.
  • Turn on 2 factor authentication – this means giving your mobile phone number to Facebook.There is nothing wrong in this and will prevent unauthorised access to your account.Facebook do not use your mobile number for nefarious purposes. 
  • Run through the Facebook Security Checkup 
  • Consider adding a Trusted Contact to your account which can help you get back into your account 
  • Look at the Extra Security Settings you can use 

Remember by being proactive you can protect your Facebook account 

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

1 comment on “Facebook Security Settings – Have You Checked Yours

  1. Ron Sernecki

    Just to clarify, nefarious…. adjective….(typically of an action or activity) wicked or criminal. If they repeat their activity then they are recidivists 😉 So true Richard, one should have at least 2 factor authentication and have a 10 character pw with upper and lower case characters together with the odd 1 or 2 numerals and change it every month (cough, cough)CheersRon

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