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What can I do to keep my account secure

facebook Security Tips

Here are a few things you can do to keep your account secure:

  • Protect your password. Don't use your Facebook password anywhere else online, and never share it with other people. Your password should be difficult to guess. Avoid including your name or common words. Learn more about creating a strong password.

  • Never share your login information. Scammers may create fake websites that look like Facebook and ask you to login with your email address and password. Always check the website's URL before you enter your login information. When in doubt, into your browser to get to Facebook. Learn more about avoiding phishing.

  • Log out of Facebook when you use a computer you share with other people. If you forget, you can log out remotely.

  • Don't accept friend requests from people you don't know. Scammers may create fake accounts to friend people. Becoming friends with scammers might allow them to spam your Timeline, tag you in posts and send you malicious messages.

  • Never click suspicious links, even if they appear to come from a friend or a company you know. This includes links on Facebook (ex: on posts) or in emails. Keep in mind that Facebook will never ask you for your password in an email. If you see a suspicious link on Facebook, report it.

  • Use our extra security features, like login alerts and trusted contacts. If you're logged into Facebook on a computer, you can use Security Checkup to review your security settings.