The Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide - Securing your account settings (Sept. 2011)

The Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide - Securing your account settings (Sept. 2011)

Summary: (Sept. 2011) This gallery guide will help you secure your Facebook account.

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  • Where you should be: Account settings > General tab.

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    Your email can be used to find others in the same 'network' as your email domain, such as a corporate workplace or a school, college or university.  

    Be careful here. You can use many emails to access your Facebook profile, but these can automatically appear on your profile. 

    1. If you wish to disconnect from a network, you can remove your email address here, too. Simply hit Remove.

    2. If you wish to remove your Facebook email, then you can do. This allows anyone outside of Facebook to contact you on the site. 

    Also, ensure that the box is not ticked to prevent others from downloading your email address if they decide to export their data from Facebook.

  • Linked accounts can be used to synchronise your social networks, and to allow Facebook to log in when you are using another account or social network.

    1. In my view, Linked accounts should never be used, because if one account is compromised, then the hacker could also compromise your Facebook. It's better to keep these as separate as possible, to ensure that your services remain secure.

  • Where you should be: Account settings > Security tab.

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    Secure browsing allows you to browse Facebook in a 'secure' way. Though it may not protect you from snooping in the workplace, it does enhance your security when using the site -- to ensure that your data cannot be intercepted or viewed when it travels through the wires of the Internet.

    1. You should enable this feature by ticking the box.

    But remember, your privacy and profile settings are more important than secure browsing -- as this setting does not lock down the content you post on Facebook.

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  • RE: The Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide - Securing your account settings

    So .. please, try to pardon my (apparently) unfamiliarity with Facebook. For altho' I'd felt certain that I was quite familiar with Facebook - for your screenshots above, clearly indicate that I haven't been, afterall. <br><br>Be that as it may, I am unable to find and 'see' the same or similar pages that you display [here] in your screenshots!! <br><br>* Is it possible that the FB (account/privacy settings 'pages') will/can 'appear' drastically different, depending upon which operating system is being used on ones' computer ??
    RustyNail@...
    • RE: The Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide - Securing your account settings

      @RustyNail@... Nope. They will all look like this.
      zwhittaker
  • RE: The Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide - Securing your account settings

    Excuse me! I've tried to ask a legitimate question .. and some duufus reported it as 'spam'?
    RustyNail@...
  • RE: The Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide - Securing your account settings

    Thank you .. for your reply zwhittaker!
    Then, I'm back to look under all of the rocks then, and find where all of this is hiding.
    RustyNail@...
  • RE: The Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide - Securing your account settings

    Good stuff, pointed out several things that I had missed. I detest Facebook, and have an account only to keep in touch with a small number of family members who are difficult to reach by other means. About every 90 days I think about dropping out, but after applying some of these tips, I'm no longer as paranoid.

    Here's one more tip for users of Google's Chrome browser: install the "Facebook disconnect" extension: "Facebook Disconnect blocks all traffic from third-party sites to Facebook servers, but still lets you access Facebook itself."
    S_Deemer
  • RE: The Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide - Securing your account settings

    Afraid of facebook? you do use e-mail right? that's no more secure than a postcard floating around. Heads up people, nothing is secure, and you can be caught blindsided at any moment by anything. Btw, you stand the biggest chance of dying today just falling in the shower, closely followed by falling down some stairs. fear facebook ffffttttt ridiculous.
    Rob S.
  • RE: The Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide - Securing your account settings

    In Guide 2, picture 2, #2: "Login notifications alert you when you or others log into your account. Recommended setting is to turn this on. Ensure you set up Facebook Mobile (later in this gallery) too to ensure you get text messages."

    This is all fine and dandy, unless you clear your cookies after each session. At which point, you will have to jump through hoops each time you log in. Incredibly annoying! (also if you access a computer from a public location, such as a library)

    Most people that are truly concerned about their computer's security will clear cookies.
    blackroseheart
    • RE: The Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide - Securing your account settings

      @blackroseheart -Re setting up mobile. All fine and dandy - except that France (where I live) is not in the country list!! Ah well. The population is only 85 million ........

      Take note Zack :-)
      Night_Watch53
  • RE: The Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide - Securing your account settings

    I think the confusion here is that rather than click on "Profile", you need to click on "account" then "Account settings" to get to this screen shot.
    McAfeeCyberMom
  • RE: The Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide - Securing your account settings

    I have repeatedly unchecked the box on the mobile option screen which allows sharing of my mobile number. Each time I exit the screen and go back, the box is checked again (sharing it turned back on). I even deleted my mobile number and went through the process of adding it again, making sure that box was unchecked from the beginning. It was automatically checked again. Any suggestions? I like the security features of linking my mobile number with my FB account but don't want people to have access to the number.
    damselfly9
  • RE: The Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide - Securing your account settings

    Hey Zack. You might note that some countries are not listed in the "Country" list for Mobile setup. Like France!!! No problems for mobile security on FB for anyone living in France then ........
    Night_Watch53