How To Improve Facebook Account Privacy & Security

Facebook is a stalker paradise and identity theft is very common on Facebook. Here I have compiled a list of things which you should do to improve Facebook account Privacy. More over, first few tips will help you to make your Facebook profile more secure and safe from hackers.

Improve Facebook Account SecurityWith over 850 million users, the amount of personal information handled and stored Facebook is huge. In fact, this amount of information is not added to the many facilities of Mark Zuckerberg’s social network to configure the privacy of the Facebook profiles , which often result in certain cases, we are showing a lot more information than, really, we would like to. In any type of social network, the user is the best security system, ie one must be aware how things shared and with whom, and, above all, spend some time exploring security options to adjust the maximum information visibility and prevent access to contents strange eyes which should remain in a close circle.

I think in all the social networks that exist, Google + is best represented this concept has circles. If we recall what are the circles are groups of people who give particular visibility on the content we publish, something like the circles of trust we have with people in real life (people nearby who has access to much more information that we are somewhat farther). Precisely, that is one of the criteria we take into account when managing your privacy on Facebook and, considering all this and some more details, we can adjust our configuration a bit, and thanks to this investment of time, save occasional disgust.

Improve Facebook Account  Security with Following Tips:

Best in SSL

A little over a year, an extension called Firesheep left us uneasy by showing how easy it was to impersonate an account (and steal credentials) when a user accessed unencrypted services like Facebook and shared connections. While access is slightly slower, it is vital access services such as Facebook using an SSL connection , and although it does go under authentication SSL, the rest of the Facebook experience need not necessarily work that way.

For our Facebook connection is encrypted always have to go to “Account Settings” and once there, to “Security Settings” by checking the option of navigating Facebook safely forever.

Controls the active sessions

Unless we are certain that nobody will use our equipment and, therefore, our browser, it is appropriate that we finish the session on sites like Facebook before closing the browser window (especially if it is a shared access equipment such as that of the hall of a hotel). A good way to control which access credentials are active and therefore could be used to access Facebook without entering username and password is to check the active sessions (“Account Settings” and once there, to “Setting security “), a place where we show the sessions started (with its location and platform) to that in the case of finding some strange, we can proceed to its cancellation.

Control who can tag you

It is common for people to upload pictures to Facebook, for example, a Christmas card, and start to label people. If the label is someone that is not my friend, yet is able to tag because we have mutual friends, it means that maybe we should pay attention to the scope of our profile and we should visit the “Privacy Settings”.

In the case of labels, we can avoid self-labeling of Facebook, where we say (through your phone), or that anyone has access to the data of our biography and profile. All these points we can control through a menu which offers us the extent to which we give our own trail.

Refine who can see us, write or meet

Germany, for example, banned the information gathered through social networks could be used in personnel selection processes, however, is a common practice by many companies. The best way to ensure our privacy is to devote some time to adjust the visibility of our profile and that is something we can do from “Privacy Settings” in “connect”.

Thanks to this configuration panel can control who we can request a connection of friendship (or any people who have friends in common with us), write in a message, contribute to our biography (indicating, for example, who attended school with us , etc.).

Friends or acquaintances?

From my point of view, Facebook is a little distorted the meaning of the word friend really overextended their reach. On Facebook, our contacts are friends regardless of the degree of closeness that they have. For some time, if we go through our list of contacts (or the profile of one of them) have the ability to catalog our connections between best friends, friends and acquaintances, may well limit the extent of more publications and apply it to share links, status updates, or even published photographs.

Lists your friend

If we limit the scope more of our publications, and adjust the maximum that can see each contact, we can work with contacts and group lists of “friends” with common characteristics under the umbrella of a list. Thanks to the lists can also control the scope of publications with a more flexible tool than the “friends or acquaintances” and, thus, each of our contacts will see what we deem appropriate.

Think about what you would do in the real world

We are our best protection in Facebook, that is, applying common sense and thinking about what we would do in the real world, we could solve many of the issues concerning the privacy of our own. If we, in our contacts, our boss or coworkers, we must be aware of them before posting on our working environment and if we do that, maybe we should take care to publish only our relatives and exclude the contact group’s work.

It is worth taking a look at the privacy settings of our own, rather than wasting time really is an investment.

Asher ross is an Expert technical writer from UK with expertise in writing articles over UK Web Hosting Mac OS, Apple, Mobile and UK cloud hosting technology.

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    I think it will be really good to make some more safety for Facebook account; as it is used so widely and one should make some safety to use it wisely. I would like to use these tips as they seem very handy in this matter.