There are plenty of individuals which have been hacked and have been infected by spyware, malware or viruses that it has lead me to put together this blog post to LOCK DOWN your Facebook page and provide you with the appropriate tips that may help you not to become a victim of those malicious acts.
1. USE TWO FACTOR AUTHENTICATION
This is the most important option to allow. What it does is as you sign in to Facebook it will text you a random 6 digit number in addition to you password that you simply set up on Facebook when you initially registered. If you do not purchase texting services under your cell phone provider you will be charged for your text you receive.
2. ENABLE SSL BROWSING
Automatically SSL is not enabled on your Facebook. It is HIGHLY recommended that you should have this enabled. All your password data and any data that you post to Facebook come in clear text. Which means when you post that message in your Facebook. The Private Messages and chat when you are connected to that public WIFI means anyone there if they have the understand how can monitor the traffic and browse all you post or write. This option is enabled under Account Settings and Security. Put a check mark in the box where it says "Browse Facebook on the secure connection (https) when possible" This can encrypt your Facebook session and others from seeing what you're typing if they have the program to get it done.
3. USE APP PASSWORDS FOR WHATEVER INTERFACES YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT
Facebook came out with a clever little option called "APP Passwords" What this does is creates a unique password for that application interfacing Facebook this way you don't have to set up your primary password to permit access. To produce a password visit Account Settings and under Security. Select "App Passwords" and click on the hyperlink "generate app passwords" These passwords might work with some apps for example Skype, Xbox, or Spotify if they do not you will have to use your primary password. When you select Generate password you can give it a name that's descriptive enough to let you know what application is applying it. Once created you can then make use of your login and also the password designed to link the application to Facebook. Be sure you make a note of the password, because when you generated it and hit finish you won't be able to recall what it really was and will need to regenerate a new one.
4. ACTIVE SESSIONS
Facebook announced a nifty add-on that shows where you stand logged in and just what city. The town that you're logged in from is where your ISP is situated at. So in the case of Comcast within Blue Springs it shows me logged in from Independence. If you call at your session isn't best places to be that is why. This helps in identifying sessions that are not yours and will reveal if you've been hacked. Take a look area every now and then and end the activity if you think foul play. Then change your Facebook password immediately.
5. CUSTOMIZE YOUR RIGHTS ON Who are able to VIEW YOUR PROFILE AND POSTS.
You are able to lock down who are able to call at your wall beneath your Privacy Settings from whom you can hide your posts from to more granular of comments as well as the comments to posts of others. I Recommend to not allow Friends of Friends to see your posts. This is when people could possibly get into trouble. Employers can see your wall with no account to Facebook if it's viewable by everyone. At least make it only Friends.