Facebook has been rolling out new or improved security and privacy features in rapid succession for the past year. Many of the changes have only been announced on the official blog and third party sites like Ghacks that report about them. Facebook users who do not read the official blog or third party sites like mine may have missed some or even all of the security and privacy changes. Most new features are added as opt-in features to the social networking site, which means that many users have not enabled them yet.
This short guide lists the important changes and some general tips to improve a Facebook account’s security and login.
Most security features on Facebook deal with the log in on the site. This is where we start as well.
To change your password do the following: Click Account on the upper right and select Account Settings from the menu.
Locate Password under the Settings tab and click the change link on the right of it. A form opens on the same page where you need to enter your old password and the new password. A click on Change Password completes the process so that the new password will be the valid password from that moment on. You will be logged of all computers when you change the password.
You can change the Security Questions under Account Settings as well. Just select change next to Security Question this time.
You can configure all three options under Account Settings. Locate Account Security there and click the change button to see the following configuration options.
It is suggested to enable all three, unless you do not want to add your mobile phone to Facebook. Enable the first two (secure browsing and login notification) then.
Is there anything else that you do to keep your Facebook login and account secure? Let us know in the comments.
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