2. Turn on Secure Browsing
Facebook’s Secure Browsing encrypts your Facebook activity, protecting your account from being accessed without your permission. Facebook compares NOT using Secure Browsing to leaving your car in a parking lot with the doors unlocked. You’ve probably gotten used to seeing the “s” in “https” in your browser bar when you log your bank or any important account online, and this feature gives you that level of protection for your Facebook activity.
There are several benefits to turning on Facebook’s Secure Browsing and the only reported downside is that it may slow your Facebook session slightly.
To turn Secure Browsing on, Go to Account.
Next to Account Security, click “change”.
Below, Secure Browsing (https), check the box for “Browse Facebook on a secure connection whenever possible”.
While you’re there, you may to turn on Login Notifications and Login Approvals. With Notifications, you’ll be informed by email any time anyone logs into your account on a new device. If any logs into your account from a device you do not recognize, you’ll have a chance to get into your account and change the password before the intruder does. With Approvals, you have to approve an unauthorized user on a new device with a security code that gets sent to your smartphone. If you turn on Approvals, you should have a remote lock program such as Free Anti-Theft for Mobile on your phone.
Now you should bookmark https://facebook.com and login to Facebook from that page exclusively.
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This is a guest post by Saara Jantunen, a researcher at the Finnish research Agency…
June 22, 2017