We’ve all seen the posts that say, ‘If I sent you a message don’t click on it… it’s spam.’ Since business pages are attached to personal Facebook pages, we will want to take some extra steps in securing your Facebook profiles
Don’t be alarmed, typically hackers that hack Facebook pages are trying to gather some information about you or to get others to click on a link so they hack their computer. It may sound scary but if you practice basic security skills, such as not sharing your credit card via Facebook messenger, then you should be good. We want to not only protect our personal accounts but our business accounts! With that being said, it’s better safe than sorry… literally.
To begin, sign in to your Facebook account and click on the lock and choose “See more setting” at the bottom of the drop down. From there, choose the second option in the left navigation titled “Security”. The security settings listed below that are in bold font are highly recommended.
- Login Alerts– make sure you choose to get notifications if someone logs into your account from a new device or browser. --This is how our employee found out someone tried to access her account.
- Login Approvals – if you (or someone) knows your password but is accessing from a new browser then you will get a text with a code. If it’s you, no big deal just type in the code. If it’s not you, you’ll know something weird is going on.
- Code Generator– same as above, just allows you to find the code in your Facebook app.
- App Password- some Facebook apps don’t receive the codes, which can lock you out. You can opt for an app password where the code will be sent to an app, such as Jabber, Skype, Xbox. (Tip: If you’re using an iPhone you should be able to skip this step.)
- Trusted Contacts – let your BFF help you access your account if you log yourself out.
- Your Browser and Apps- this keeps a record of popular bowers and apps you use to access your Facebook account.
- While You’re Logged In– this allows you to see where you are currently logged in and it should be from your desktop or mobile device. If it’s some foreign location like China… change your password in a flash.
- Legacy Contact- if you were to pass away, Facebook will give the person who chose permission to post certain items to your timeline. This is kind of like a Facebook Will. You can also give that person permission to download posts and photos that you made. It’s a way for your Facebook memories to forever live after you’re gone.
- Deactivate Your Account- …in case you want to remove all ties with Facebook. However, please make sure your business page has a new admin so your business page isn’t totally lost!
Zone X Productions wants to make sure you know how to secure your Facebook page so that your personal nor business pages are compromised. If you are looking for ways to expand your social media presence, contact Zone X Productions!