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Leave suspicious Facebook Messenger groups

Every once in a while, you may receive a suspicious message from an unfamiliar user, a distant acquaintance or a close friend whose account has been hijacked. You may be part of a large group they’ve opened, and you might be wary of the preview text. Don’t open it. To keep yourself from accidentally clicking […]

Report harassment on Facebook

Not everybody is a good citizen on social media. If you’ve been harassed on Facebook, you have options. You can always block or unfriend users, and if they violate the Community Standards, you should report them, too. Navigate to the objectionable content and select the link that reads “Find Support or Report.”

Be wary of phony social media profiles on Facebook

Ever received a friend or follow request from somebody you don’t know who didn’t seem to have a lot of information on their profile? Have you come across profiles that were created recently and only seem interested in promoting a specific political agenda? These could be signs of fake social media accounts. They may be […]

Be extra careful with applications that frequently get hacked

Cybercriminals target some applications more than others. Instagram, Snapchat and WhatsApp are the three most hacked apps, while Facebook, Amazon and Netflix sit much lower on the list. These rankings are important to consider when tightening up cybersecurity for yourself and your loved ones.

Create unique passwords for every online account

Do you use the same three passwords to access your email account, facebook page, and online banking? If so, take some time to switch it up. Reusing the same password for multiple online accounts can lead to serious cybersecurity issues. Think about it: If a hacker figures out your email address and password used to […]

Reject unknown friend requests

Cybercriminals will often create fake profiles on social media sites like Facebook and Linkedin, with the objective of gathering sensitive information about you. By looking at your social media page, they can use your personal information to develop a phishing scam. To do this, they might create an alias or impersonate somebody you know before […]