Just as students start returning school, the experts at Facebook have released a new guide to security, aimed at helping teachers, parents and young adults keep their online accounts safe.
The guide was penned by authorities in the field; noted former Symantec Internet safety expert Linda McCarthy, Purdue University security researcher Keith Watson, plus teacher and editor Denise Weldon-Siviy.
This release covers a variety of subjects regarding online security on both the Internet and on Facebook.
Here’s just a few of issues addressed in the guide:
- Protect your Facebook account
- Avoid scammers
- Configure advanced security settings
- Recover a hacked Facebook account
- Stop imposters
It’s a light and easy read at only 20 pages and more importantly, the book is free.
You can download it from the Facebook Safety Center here: www.facebook.com/safety
Not only does the guide cover some practical issues, like how to use one-time passwords, enable secure browsing, or track your account activity, the handbook also explains why security breaches happen. For instance, why does a thief or malware pusher want to access your account?
The last page offers a handy summary of more than dozen tips for staying safe online. The five most important ones are:
- Only befriend people you know.
- Change your passwords frequently.
- Only download apps from sites you trust.
- Keep you anti-virus software up-to-date.
- Log into Facebook only once per session.
Do you have any additional tips for protecting your online accounts?