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Disconnect untrusted devices from your Facebook account

Facebook security can be tricky, especially since the company’s apps are quite complicated and difficult to navigate. Chances are, you have accessed Facebook from multiple devices and applications, making it important to periodically review them. Check out the Security tab in the Settings page for Facebook to see where you’re logged in and which browsers […]

Set up login alerts for your Facebook account

Is someone else trying to log in to your Facebook account? If you’re worried about this possibility, be sure to configure login alerts. You can do this on the Facebook main site or app under the Security and Login menu. Turning on alerts will ensure you receive an email or Facebook notification on a recognized […]

Set up recovery information for important accounts

It’s important to always have a fallback plan for sensitive accounts in case they get hacked. Two-factor authentication can help, along with recovery information like an email address and phone number. Make sure these recovery details are set up as early as possible so you’re never completely locked out.

Turn off tracking in Windows 10

Windows 10 has a bunch of default settings that you might want to alter. In the Privacy menu, you can adjust what information Microsoft collects from the device’s microphones, cameras, location services, and more, and also limit what data you share with the company. Minimize tracking to maximize your personal security.

Review your social media permissions

If a payment service is linked to your social media account, your payment or purchase history could accidentally be shared with your larger network. The more you post about yourself, the easier it might be for someone to use the information you post to access your accounts, steal your identity, and more. Year-end is a […]

Take advantage of options to limit exposure of private information

Default options on certain websites may be chosen for convenience, not for security. For example, avoid allowing a website to remember your password. If your password is stored, your profile and any account information you have provided on that site is readily available if an attacker gains access to your computer. Also, evaluate your settings […]