Security features and tips

Use these Facebook security features such as login alerts and approvals, review and update your security settings.

Keep your account secure

What can I do to keep my Facebook account secure?

Below are a few and simple things you can do to keep your account secure:

 

Protect your password

  • Don’t use your Facebook password on a non-trusted platform.
  • Your password shouldn’t be easy to guess, so don’t use your name or common words.
  • You can learn more about creating a strong pass

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Never share your login information

  • Scammers may create fake websites that look similar to Facebook and requires you to log in with your email and password.
  • Always check the website’s URL before you enter your login information. When in doubt, type facebook.com into your browser, to get to Facebook.
  • Don’t ever forward emails from Facebook to other people, as they may contain sensitive information related to your account.
  • Click here to learn more about avoiding phishing.

 

Always remember to log out of the public computer.

 

Don’t accept friend requests from strange people

  • Scammers may create fake accounts to send you a friend request. Never make a mistake in accepting such a request.
  • Becoming friends with scammers might allow them to spam your timeline, tag you in posts and forward you malicious messages.

 

Watch out for malicious software

  • Malicious software can cause harm to a computer, server, or computer network.
  • Learn the signs of an infected computer or device and how to remove malicious software.
  • Make sure your web browser is up to date and remove suspicious applications or browser add-ons.

 

Never click suspicious links, even if they appear to come from a friend or a company you know

  • This includes links on Facebook (e.g. on posts) or in emails.
  • Remember Facebook will never send you an email requesting your password.
  • If you see a suspicious link on Facebook, report it.

 

Extra security options to use for keeping your account safe

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