More and more people are conducting their personal affairs online. Online shopping, social networking, job hunting and the ability to carry out official functions, such as renewing car tax or contacting local councils and government departments online, are now an everyday part of life. Doing things online can offer convenience and widen opportunities, and in general people value it.
Organisations that collect and use your information have responsibilities to protect it. However, you can take various precautions to protect yourself from identity fraud or the misuse of your information, or to ensure that your privacy is respected in the way you would want.
A Guide to Facebook Security
For Young Adults, Parents, and Educators
Linda McCarthy, Keith Watson, and Denise Weldon-Siviy
Facebook privacy settings
It may surprise you to hear that when other Facebook users choose to install apps they can then share the information they can see about you with those apps
Visit your Facebook privacy settings and untick those options if you wish to limit what information about you your Facebook friends can share with third-party applications.
The AV Marketplace
Accessible from the Facebook Security Page, or directly at https://www.facebook.com/security/app_360406100715618, people will be able to select a free download from one of our anti-virus partners.
We believe that arming our users with anti-virus software will help empower them to stay safe no matter where they are on the web.
It enables people to download six-month licenses to full versions of anti-virus software at no charge from Microsoft, McAfee, TrendMicro, Sophos, or Symantec.
Facebook’s global community can now download for free powerful software to protect their computers from current and future viruses, and content security threats providing hundreds of millions of people free access to anti-virus software.
A Few Updates to Make Your Mobile Experience More Safe and Secure
At Facebook we are always working to improve our systems and products so you can use them anywhere, any time, and on any device. We’ve spent a lot of time over the past few months making sure that your mobile experience is just as good as when you’re at home sitting at your computer.
A Redesigned Help Center
At Facebook, we work hard to build innovative products that help you connect and share. While we strive to make the Facebook experience intuitive and easy-to-use, we know that sometimes people still need help.
launched in April 2012, the Support Dashboard is a tool designed to help you track the progress of the reports you make about photos and timelines, which are the most commonly reported types of content.
New Protections for Phishing
Today, Facebook is proud to announce the launch of firstname.lastname@example.org, an email address available to the public to report phishing attempts against Facebook. Phishing is any attempt to acquire personal information, such as username, password, or financial information via impersonation or spoofing.
How do I turn on Secure Browsing (https)?