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10 juli 2011

Facebooks privacy

facebook-logoFacebook schendt privacy en in deze blog geef ik aan hoe je je hiertegenb kunt proberen te beschermen. De beste methode is natuurlijk gewoon GEEN facebook account te nemen, maar ja, Remy leeft alleen op de wereld.

1. Gebruik HTTPS

Door HTTPS i.p.v. HTTP te gebruiken is het internetverkeer beveiligd tussen jouw PC en de server. Dit wordt beveiligd met een certificaat. In firefox kun je nagaan welk bedrijf dat certificaat heeft uitgegeven.
In facebook kun je https aanzetten in “Account ; Account Settings“.
Selecteer Account Security onder de Settings tab en vink de regel naast Browse Facebook on a secure connection (https) whenever possible

2. Gebruik Facebook two- step authentication (Login Approvals)

Net zoals Google, heeft ook Facebook een two-step authentication service gemaakt die luistert naar de naam Login Approvals. Deze servicebiedt de gelegenheid om naast een wachtwoord ook een code naar jouw mobiel te SMSen. Pas na invoering van de geSMSte code kun je inloggen.

3. Controleer op Facebook email phishing aanvallen en nepverzoeken.

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While you are in Facebook, you should never click on suspicious links even if the messages were sent from your friends. Most Facebook scams spread by posting messages to walls of all friends of the infected user. The best place to get updated news about Facebook scams is This site will give you details about all the recent scams and other threats spreading on Facebook. Visit frequently to find out more about Facebook threats.
You should also take extra care when reading a message from Facebook. Always double-check the email address of the sender before taking any action or clicking on any link in the email. All the emails sent from Facebook will originate from domain. Emails from any other domain claiming to be from Facebook will be scam and not legitimate.

4. Enable login notifications

Enabling login notifications in Facebook will notify you when someone logs in from a suspicious location or computer. This is important if you always use your Facebook from the same computer and same Internet connection, Facebook will know your location and will trust the computer you’re working on. If you or someone else logs in from another location, you’ll get a notification from Facebook about the suspicious account activity.
To enable login notification, go to “Account -> Account Settings“.
Under settings tab expand “Account security -> Login notification“, check the following two boxes:
  • Send me an email
  • Send me a text message
You should also check Facebook Login history regularly and see if any suspicious person has logged into your Facebook account. Facebook history will tell you the recent IP addresses and devices used to login to your Facebook account.

5. Use Facebook one-time password service on public computers

Like Hotmail, Facebook also provides the facility of one-time password. One-time password is a temporary password which can only be used once and expires within 20 minutes of creation. To enable this service, you’ll need to activate a phone number so that Facebook can send messages to your mobile. To register and activate a phone number you can go to “Account -> Account settings”.
Under Mobile tab, you can activate your phone to use Facebook one-time password service. The temporary password will be sent to your mobile and you’ll be able to login to Facebook once using that password.

6. Check Allowed Applications Frequently

You should always keep an eye on which application you have allowed and what that application is doing. You should never install an app that looks suspicious. Always search the Internet for its reviews and install the app only if it has good rating.
I hope following all these points will give you a better and secure experience with Facebook. Last of all I would like you to attempt a security quiz from Facebook. In this quiz you’ll be asked questions about security and you can see how informed you are regarding Facebook security. You may also take a look at managing Facebook privacy options.

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