Recently there was a breach in the security of nearly 50 million Facebook accounts according to a New York Times article on Facebook. Shortly after this breach, there was a wave of fake posts going around – that may in fact be a scam themselves – which is setting your page up for a vulnerability. With all this news, I personally decided it was a good idea to check my own account. By doing a device audit, I found that there was a login about two months earlier from a city that I have never been to! Secure your Facebook account with the easy steps below to protect your account! It may save you a headache in the future.
Conduct A Facebook Device Audit To Secure Your Facebook Account
- Log into your personal facebook account.
- Click the ‘down’ arrow in the right hand corner:
- Click SECURITY & LOGIN
- Check under the “Where You’re Logged In” section for where you have logged in with your account. If something seems fishy…click the REMOVE button! Facebook will then take you through some security steps to verify your account, clean up items that may not be correct, and secure your account. You can set-up two-step authentication or extra security measures if you would like to.
Also, all those messages you are receiving from people about your account being hacked – DELETE THEM. Don’t forward them!!
Delete A Conversation From A Desktop Computer
Open Messenger, locate the conversation you would like to delete. Hover over the comment and 3 dots will appear. When you click the dots, DELETE will appear. Simply click DELETE.
Delete A Facebook Conversation From A Mobile Device
Open Messenger, locate the conversation you would like to delete. Click, and hold, the comment you would like to delete. An option to Love, Laugh, Wow, Sad, Angry, Like, Dislike will appear – but at the bottom it will give you the option to Copy, Delete or Forward. Select DELETE.
Remember, your facebook account is attached to your business account. We would hate to see somebody gain access to your business and ruin your reputation! Contact us if you have questions or need assistance with your Social Media Marketing and Management.