Facebook 101: Safety Tips and Tricks You Have to Know

Consider these Facebook 101: 10 safety tips and tricks before you use Facebook.

Facebook is the world’s largest social networking website, is now become an identity search engine for  companies, surveillance, and law enforcement agencies. Also for crackers (read: a bad hacker) who want to steal your personal data.

Are you a Facebook maniac or just an ordinary user of Facebook? Please note these 10 cool Facebook tricks regarding safety/security topic when using Facebook.

Facebook 101: Safety Tips and Tricks no. 1. Don’t give your date of birth information.

This is an important and confidential information that you should care about. Provide date of birth means paving the way for criminals to steal your identity, because, usually financial institutions usually require date of birth information for a credit card or for bank statement.

Or maybe you used to create passwords based on your birth date? beware!

Facebook 101: Safety Tips and Tricks - Date of Birth

Facebook 101: Safety Tips and Tricks – Date of Birth

Facebook 101: Safety Tips and Tricks no. 2. Don’t give your mother’s name information on Facebook.

Many financial institutions, corporate communications service provider, even a bank, using the name of mother to answer security questions to remember the keyword. If your mother is a Facebook user, ask her to disguise her name. Ask her to use a nickname only. Do it now! before you forget…

Facebook 101: Safety Tips and Tricks - Date of Birth

Facebook 101: Safety Tips and Tricks – Mother’s Name

Facebook 101: Safety Tips and Tricks no. 3. Don’t give your home address.

Home address is a sensitive information that is desired by criminals or thieves. Do not give this information on your Facebook profile or on your Facebook status, because it’s Very dangerous for you and your family! Remember, crooks and thieves nowadays are very good at using Facebook, and it could be one of your friends on Facebook is the criminal!

Facebook 101: Safety Tips and Tricks - Home Address

Facebook 101: Safety Tips and Tricks – Home Address

Facebook 101: Safety Tips and Tricks no. 4. Don’t write a status informing that you are traveling in a long time.

For criminals, this indicates that your house is empty, no one in your home. If you already publish this status, add the information that there was a guard at your house. Think before you write your status on Facebook!

Facebook 101: Safety Tips and Tricks - Traveling

Facebook 101: Safety Tips and Tricks – Traveling

Facebook 101: Safety Tips and Tricks no. 5. Don’t be too often write “check in” status when you are in a place.

If you are too frequently write “check in” status when stopped at a place then the criminals will know where you are. They’ll know your position that you are still outside of your house.

Facebook 101: Safety Tips and Tricks - Check In

Facebook 101: Safety Tips and Tricks – Check In

Facebook 101: Safety Tips and Tricks no. 6. Don’t upload photos that are not necessary.

Don’t upload your personal photos or photos of your family that are not important. Don’t let the criminals know the details of your personal life. Don’t upload photos that can provoke problems in your life. Lots of people are prosecuted in court and lost their jobs due to upload a photo which was considered racist.

Facebook 101: Safety Tips and Tricks - Photos

Facebook 101: Safety Tips and Tricks – Photos

Facebook 101: Safety Tips and Tricks no. 7. Don’t grumble, and don’t be angry at Facebook.

Too often grumble at Facebook indicates that you have a bad personality. Don’t write aggravation on your boss on Facebook. Don’t write hate messages on Facebook. Screenshot of your status on Facebook can be used as an evidence that can drag you to the court. Remember, Facebook is now become an identity search engine for companies, surveillance, and law enforcement agencies. Beware! all eyes are always on you on Facebook.

Facebook 101: Safety Tips and Tricks - Grumble

Facebook 101: Safety Tips and Tricks – Grumble

Facebook 101: Safety Tips and Tricks no. 8. Don’t give your phone number on Facebook.

Providing phone number on Facebook will keep you busy every day. You will be called by some banks that offer credit cards to you, or be called by telemarketers, or even be called by a marketer who offered baby milk to you. Or imagine, if you frequently got a call from a con man who gets your phone number on your Facebook account…

Facebook 101: Safety Tips and Tricks - Phone Number

Facebook 101: Safety Tips and Tricks – Phone Number

Facebook 101: Safety Tips and Tricks no. 9. Don’t upload photos of your home interior and furniture.

Uploading a photo of your home interior and furniture could be the beginning of disaster for your home and your family. This is not safe for you and your family. Criminals can guess the value of your property. They could make a plan to rob your house because they already know the situation and condition of your home interior.

Facebook 101: Safety Tips and Tricks - Home Interior

Facebook 101: Safety Tips and Tricks – Home Interior

Facebook 101: Safety Tips and Tricks no. 10. Be a paranoid!

Don’t trust people that you don’t know. Investigate first before you add someone to your friends list. Hide your confidential data. Facebook have this feature, so you can use this feature to hide some of your confidental data.

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