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3 Facebook Security Settings to Stay Safe!

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Facebook-securityThe Security Issues on Facebook were increasing, the best example is recent Facebook hack of Mark Zuckerberg’s Fan Page. So, Facebook being the Top Social Networking site which still reflects its helplessness inorder to secure our Profiles.

This raises the question “how safe are you?”

In this Article, Im going to discuss the 3 Best Security Measures that we need to follow on Facebook to stay Safe.

#1. Your Personal Information that your Friends Can Share with others

  • In Facebook applications like Games, Groups and other apps, your friends can share your personal details like your bio, mail id, photos, interests and other details even if you don’t use these apps.
  • In order to prevent your friends to share, Switch to Account->Privacy Settings->Apps and Websites, then click Edit Settings next to Info accessible through our friends and make sure you uncheck the uncheck unnecessary boxes.

facebook security issue

#2. Remove Yourself from Google

  • Currently Facebook gets huge traffic by displaying the user profiles in the Search Engines. Though it wont display entire profile, but it is limited to your profile picture, friend list, button to add you as a friend, button to send you a message and also displays the list of fan pages that you are the member of.
  • In order to block your Facebook profile’s visibility on Google, switch to Privacy Settings Page and you have to turn-off the public search listing by just unchecking the checkbox next to the phrase “Create a public Search listing for me and submit it for Search Engine Indexing”.

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facebook search engine profile view

#3. Remote Sign-Out

  • If you forget to sign-out from your Facebook profile at college or other work places, don’t worry Facebook now allows you to Log-off from your profile with remote Sign-Out option.
  • In order to enable Remote Sign-Out option for your Facebook account, Switch to Account Settings->Account Security. Then you will receive a notification message via SMS or your mail when a new or foreign computer or mobile devices logs into your account.
  • You are also allowed to view the details of recent session like time, location, device that is accessing your account, and if you find anything suspecious you can end the session to logout of that location.

remote log-off

There are many other Facebook Security Settings that which will definitely help you to stay safe and protect your Private Data.

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Siddartha is a Blogger from India. He is currently pursuing Masters in MIS and he loves writing about technology. You can follow him on Twitter | Facebook | Google+. You can subscribe to GadgetCage RSS Feed or Email Notifications.

11 Comments to 3 Facebook Security Settings to Stay Safe!

  1. This is just a day late. :|
    My account got hacked just yesterday and the stupid dumb hacker has changed my vanity URL. :(
    I’m visibly moved, anyway I’m sure this would be of good help to other people.
    Thanks for sharing. :)

    • @Seenu its about the privacy settings, as your profile details that you filled in your FB profile were been displayed in Google, it may be easy to track for the Hacker as your privacy details were been shown to public!

  2. remote signout feature is amazing … i never knew this .. its really useful for people who access Facebook on different systems … especially for students and employees :P .. hackers beware, signout feature is here :P

    if your profile is open to google…google can show your personal images to public in image search….. not only this .. your email id will be open to spammers apart from your personal information…

  3. Hi,

    I am a Facebook addict and this article is extremely valuable for me. I also tend to keep my privacy secured and my Facebook profile the same – secured as much as possible. Keeping your Facebook account secured is very important, you cannot risk your privacy on the internet if your account gets hacked. Thank you for sharing this! Keep up the good work.

    Best regards,

    Maria

    • @Maria Glad you liked it. Well I’ll try to bring you more exciting stuff in my coming articles. Stay tuned!

  4. This is the right blog for anyone who wants to find out about this topic. You understand so much its virtually exhausting to argue with you (not that I really would need?HaHa). You definitely put a brand new spin on a topic thats been written about for years. Great stuff, just great!

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