Facebook’s active-user count is rapidly approaching one billion. The world’s largest social network, which has long been a popular target and platform for attackers, will only become a more relevant outlet for scams and other fraud as it continues to grow. While the target grows, so too does the need to secure our accounts. With that in mind, we will discuss some simple ways of bolstering the security of our Facebook accounts in the second installment of our how-to video series.
A Summary of Facebook Attacks:
Spoiler Alert: Facebook knows more about you than your mother!
Visualizing all the things Facebook knows about you via the life of Max Schrems:
Infographic via WordStream:
Here are some more text version Facebook failures if interested:
You can find Threatpost’s entire Facebook archive here
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Again, don’t click on it.