Many sites online will let you sign up for their service quickly through your social media account. However, this gives them access to a lot of information present on that service. If at all possible, sign up with your email address. It may take a little longer, but it’s much more secure. There are other […]
Friends and threats are usually easy to distinguish. The problem with social media is that anyone might be one or the other, all while knowing where you are, what you’re doing and how your life online has been playing out. We shouldn’t ignore this. On top of our problems with bots and scam artists, Tech […]
Facebook Messenger is a massively popular instant messenger platform, used by millions of people and with loads of great extra features. It’s also used by some for more nefarious purposes, though, so keeping your information safe is important. There are a handful of adjustments you can make to your privacy settings to protect yourself while […]
If one of your passwords has been compromised, a hacker can easily break into your social media accounts and find much more personal information. They might even imitate you to scam friends or family. It’s worth adding two-factor authentication to your account – verifying a log-in attempt with a code sent to your mobile phone. […]
Facebook allows you to set up alerts for when a new login attempt occurs on your account. You can choose to receive a text or email notification when your account is accessed from a new device, giving you a real-time warning of potentially suspicious activity. There’s also an option to go one step further and […]
Facebook quizzes might be a fun time at the moment, but they’re also a commonly exploited scam for cybercriminals. Hackers use these questionnaires as data gathering tools by asking you to provide personal or demographic information that helps them answer password hints. By first creating a fake account and using automation to gain followers, they […]
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