Are you worried about the security of your Facebook account? That someone might guess or steal your login for instance? We have covered all the need to knows in our Facebook Login Guide that details how you can make your account more secure, and how to recover it if you have forgotten your sign in information or if someone else managed to get into your account without your approval.
The Facebook Security Quit is a short quiz to raise awareness for security related issues on the popular social networking site.
Users of the social networking site can access the quiz on this page.
Here are all questions, best answers and security tips and advice:
What’s the best way to ensure a strong password?
Make it longer than eight characters, include a variety of letters, numbers, and symbols, and change it regularly.
Make sure you use different passwords for your different online accounts. You should also make your passwords long and complex and change them regularly. Remember to avoid using dictionary words, words spelled backwards, repeated characters, or personal information.
What should you do if someone asks for your personal information?
Don’t provide anything unless I can verify that the request is legitimate
Don’t respond to requests for personal information from unknown sources. Providing information such as your social security number or financial details may expose you to identity theft or other types of crime.
What should you look for before clicking on a link?
If the link looks suspicious, verify with the sender that it’s legitimate
Always use caution when clicking on a link or opening an attachment, even if it’s been sent or posted by a friend or other reputable source. If you have any doubt, get confirmation directly from the sender. Be especially wary of messages that include attractive offers or urgent requests, and watch out for links that require you to immediately provide a login and password. If you’re not sure whether the site you’re on is real or phony, type the URL (for example, www.facebook.com) directly into your browser address bar.
How do you make sure your web browser is safe?
Keep it updated, and choose one with anti-phishing protection
Make sure you have the most up-to-date version of your web browser, and that it’s equipped with anti-phishing protection. You can do this by checking the website for your browser company, or by going to the “Help” or “About” section in your browser program. Popular browsers include Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.
What’s the best way to keep your computer clean?
Keep my operating system and security software up-to-date.
Keep a clean machine. Make sure you’ve set your operating system to update automatically. You can do this from the “Settings” or “Preferences” menu. You should also have up-to-date comprehensive security software installed that includes anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-phishing, and a firewall.
What can you do to stay in control of your online account and information?
Take advantage of the security and privacy controls offered by the sites I use and regularly monitor my activity.
Facebook provides easy tools to help you keep track of your activity and logins, control the information you share, and prove your identity if you ever lose access to your account. Learn how to use these tools and similar ones on other sites so that you’re always in control.
What should you do if you think you’ve found a scam online?
Use the “Report” link on the site where you’ve found it, and if a crime has occurred, report it to relevant authorities.
If you come across a scam, report it so that it can be taken down. Facebook and other sites provide report links next to most pieces of content, as well as ways to report spam messages and emails. You should also report scams to the relevant authorities in your country.
Do you have additional related tips to improve your security on Facebook? Let everyone know in the comments.