Face book account security setting


Act before your face book account is hacked. While on Face book, look at your URL address; if you see http: instead of https: then you don’t have a secure session and you can be hacked. Go to Account Settings, Account Security and click Change. Check the first setting, "Secure Browsing (HTTPS).

Facebook Security-Take Action if your account is taken over

Facebook has systems to detect the rare cases when an account is taken over and used to send spam. When this happens, we shut off access to the account. The next time you visit Facebook, we ask you to complete a few steps to re-secure the account.

You can read more about this process here.

If your account has been taken over and used to send spam, you should follow these steps immediately:

·         Reset your Facebook password. You can do this by clicking the "Forgot your password?" link on the login page or by going to the Account Settings page once logged in.
·         If you can’t reset your password because the email address you use to log in has changed, or if your account has been disabled, visit our help page.
·         Make sure you have up-to-date security software on your computer, run a scan, and remove any malicious files. If you don’t do this, and your computer is infected, your account may be taken over again. If you don’t yet have protection for your computer, you can download a complimentary six-month subscription of McAfee security software. Learn more on the Software tab.

If a friend’s account has been taken over and used to send spam, you should follow these steps immediately:
·         Tell your friend to check out this Page and follow the steps above.
·         Warn those who received the spam not to click on it, and to delete it from their Walls and Inboxes.

You can find more information on how to stay safe on the Threats and Tips tabs as well as in our Help Center.


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