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5 Amazing Tips to Make Your Facebook Profile Secure

It is a fact that the Facebook users are increasing day by day. Whether you talk about students or professionals, housewives or working ladies, without any doubt, every second individual has a Facebook account, these days. You will be amazed to know that according to a survey conducted in September 2012, the Facebook users were 243 million whereas the growth penetration was 28.5% only in Europe. Isn’t it amazing? Indeed, it is. The best part is that the subscribers of this amazing social media site are still increasing. One of the major reasons behind this immense increase is the amazing features, which Facebook is offering to its users.

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Besides traditional services, which every social media site offers to interact with other users and to advertise their brand, Facebook started offering some unique features in 2013. These worthy to know features are as follows:

  • Graph Search tool for effective and efficient search
  • Pay-per-Message services for sending a private inbox message to CEO of Facebook for just $100.
  • Facebook Messenger Calling features with the help which you can do video chat with your friends and family members.

Moreover, Facebook Application is also now available for Android users. In nutshell, you can say that having a Facebook account means that you are having a digital life to enjoy in every perspective. Thus, the security of such account becomes an indispensable need of every account holder. Now the question is how one can secure one’s Facebook account from being hacked or misused. There are few tips considering which achieving this purpose is possible. These worth knowing tips are as follows:

Tip # 1: Secure your Facebook Account with Complex Password

You must have noticed that usually, people keep their passwords so simple that one can easily judge them. The best example can be the user’s name. Do not use such password; as such options will be the first one to consider by the hacker. Instead, it is advisable to make a complex password to keep your account secure. The best approach can be use of some capital and small letters with numeric.

Tip # 2: Attach your Cell Phone Number with Your Facebook Account

This is one of the best security tools, which Facebook offers to its users. If you will attach your account with your phone number, then every time someone will try to login your account from any unrecognized device, it will not be accessible even if the login ID and passwords are correct.

Tip # 3: Enable HTTPS

Now you can also enable encryption feature of Facebook in order to make it more secure. For this, you just have to access your ‘Account Security’ tab to enable HTTPS. If you will enable this option, then Facebook will encrypt your all information before sending it to server, which will reduce the chances of hacking. Keep in mind that with unencrypted connection, all your information, even the passwords can be viewed with the help of some tools like FireSheep.

Tip # 4: Disable Public Search

Make sure that you have disabled the public search option; else you will be easily searched on the search engines. Here you need to understand that if your profile will be easily searched then the chances to hack your profile will increase dramatically.

Tip # 5: Some Basic Things to Do to Make your Facebook Profile Secured

Apart from considering the above-mentioned four tips, there are some basic things, which everyone should do in order to increase his profile security. These handy to do things are as follows:

  • Do not add any unknown person to your Facebook friend’s list.
  • Do not share your personal information with everyone. Try to limit it especially if it is your phone number, your address, your unique research, or any such thing.

In nutshell, using Facebook account can be extreme fun but to enjoy it, one has to focus on the security measures, which can be achieved by adopting these above-mentioned handy tips.

{ 5 comments… add one }
  • Andy Wright

    April 2, 2013, 8:57 pm

    Cool article, thanks for the share, it is always good to be careful and you can never be too secure online.

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  • Rashmi Sinha@Techinitio

    April 3, 2013, 12:09 am

    Hey great post buddy. This could really help me out. I do have problems about my profile, may it be not secure or not properly organized or any column left blank etc. The points mentioned above would really sort out the problems.

    Reply
  • Vikram

    April 3, 2013, 2:36 pm

    Disable public searches is good point. Facebook Profile is not Secured, if you login from any pc.

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  • Deepak

    April 4, 2013, 4:51 pm

    I really agree with this post. Your information about securing facebook account is really effective. Today, every person have a account on facebook for always in link with their friends. I like your Tip Disable Public Search so much. I really feel pleasure to read this.
    Thank you for this.

    Reply
  • Alex

    April 6, 2013, 10:33 am

    I wont recommend disabling public search because it will finish the main aspect of using facebook which obviously is social interaction.

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