By: Garin Kilpatrick
Facebook has launched a HTTPS secure connection, which is implemented by many banks and ecommerce sites. This will make it very difficult for people to hack your your profile.
Facebook also offers a guide to Facebook privacy that gives some simple explanations about how Facebook privacy can be controlled.
When you choose your privacy settings you have the option to preview your profile so you can see the result of the settings you have set.
This post will show you how you can enable a secure connection on Facebook, and give you a few other tips for staying safe and secure on Facebook.
1. Go to Account > My Settings. (From the account menu in the top right corner)
2. Scroll to the Account Security section
In this section you can check two boxes, the first to enable a secure connection when possible, and the second to recieve an email when a new computer or device accesses your account.
According to the Internet Crime Complaint Center, victims of Internet-related crimes lost $559 million in 2009.
Facebook has created a page within the Facebook Secutity page that explains some of the treats that are out there.
These threats include:
Check out this security page for more information about these threats, and how to avoid them.
Below you will find a cool infographic designed by ZoneAlarm that has some smart advice about how to navigate you Facebook safety settings.
How do you keep your Facebook secure? Let us know in the comments below.