Facebook updated Checkpoint and Security Tips
Since last few weeks facebook become the red target for malicious spams and links. Most of the Facebook users easily provoke with the cozy messages of the spam links and often fall in the traps. After a limit of malicious Facebook apps like Facebook Chat malware, third party Facebook malware, Auto link sharer malware , Justin Bieber malware app, Funny as hell Facebook trojan and other wares, Facebook today launched a checkpoint having handsome collection of security tips for users.
Security Tips from Facebook
Facebook today updated in its Help Center that
What you should do to keep your Facebook account secure?
- Think before you click. Never click suspicious links — even if they come from a friend or a company you know. This includes links sent on Facebook (ex: in a chat or wall post) and links sent in emails. If one of your friends clicks on spam by accident, that link might be sent to all of their Facebook friends. Remember to never re-enter your Facebook password or download something (e.g., a “.exe” file) if you aren’t sure what it is. Learn more about recognizing suspicious links and suspicious emails.
- If you don’t know what it is, don’t paste it into your internet address bar. Pasting unfamiliar text into your address bar could result in events and pages being created from your account or other spammy actions. Learn more about malicious script scams.
- Update your browser (ex: Internet Explorer). Current versions of Firefox and Internet Explorer have built in security protection, like warning you if you navigate to a suspected phishing site. Facebook supports:
- Log in at www.facebook.com. Sometimes scammers will set up a fake page to look like a Facebook login page, hoping to get you to enter your email address and password. Make sure you check the page’s URL (web address) before you enter your login information. When in doubt, you can always type “facebook.com” into your browser to get back to the real Facebook site.
- Pick a unique, strong password. Use combinations of at least six letters, numbers and punctuation marks; don’t use words that can be found in the dictionary. You can reset your password here or by going to your Account Settings page, located in the Account drop-down menu at the top of every Facebook page.
- Run anti-virus software to protect yourself from viruses and malware. You can learn more and download this software for free here:
For more information about protecting your account, please visit the Security section of our Help Center.