Aside from all the seriousness of this blog I thought I’d share some hilarious Facebook conversations I found online (nope, none of them are featuring me!).
FB account hackers are getting smarter and smarter
Having approximately a billion users world-wide, the Facebook community in particular presents online criminals an enormous chance of scamming their way to obtaining accounts belonging to other people.
Cyber criminals are constantly getting cleverer and finding unique ways to exploit websites. A prime example is http://www.hayy.net. However the following article talks about a few practical pointers which will keep your account protected right now.
Next to bear in mind is that often you’ll want to be careful when giving access to Facebook apps. Indeed there are plenty of fantastic applications on Facebook and there’s no reason not to use them. Nonetheless try to be cautious when adding apps that you are not familiar with. A good thing to do is to stick to the apps from the most known providers such as Zynga and many others. If you really need to install an unfamiliar application then be absolutely sure you don’t give permission to vital functions like posting on your wall.
Furthermore, when receiving e-mail messages from Facebook remember to be extremely watchful in case url’s are within the emails. Do not forget that Facebook hardly ever will ask you to click hyperlinks directly embedded in an e-mail. It is often better to sign in to Facebook to read notifications instead of through emails. Keep in mind that email messages can be faked so you shouldn’t trust the email sender regardless of whom the message seems to be from.
Don’t visit unknown URL’s
Keep track of your timeline
Only accept people you know
And lastly, be careful about accepting friend requests from persons you do not know. While there are legitimate reasons behind accepting friend requests from strangers sometimes (common hobbies and interests, people from back home, and so forth.), those requests should be given extra degree of scrutiny prior to being accepted. Read on for some things to be cautious about:
3 points to keep in mind
1. Just how old is the Facebook profile? In case it appears to be made in the past 7-day period or so, We‘d suggest rejecting the friend request unless it originated from someone you know personally.2 – Have a look at the images of the Fb account. Do they seem like the pictures of your Fb contacts or does the person appear like a model? Maybe the pictures look a touch too perfect and unlike a regular self taken image.
3. It is possible to view the wall posts of the FB account as well. What kind of posts is the profile sharing? Is he marketing products or putting up loads of websites? If that’s the case then be extremely careful if you end up accepting him as a friend.
With a little luck this should help you staying protected on Facebook.
Just thought I’d share a video I found highly relevant for this site. it only takes a few minutes to watch it and you might learn something.
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