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Facebook Login Security Guide

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    April 17, 2022 1:51 AM EDT

    Facebook can be an enjoyable site to use to keep in touch with your friends and family, play online games, and join groups with others who share your common interests. However, if you are not careful with your personal information, Facebook can also be a ground for spammers and identity thieves to take over your profile.

    Some of the most common problems that Facebook users can run into if they do not have secure logins are:

    Fake Facebook pages

    Internet hackers and spammers often design pages that look exactly like Facebook as a setup to take users' personal information. When a Facebook member logs in to a fake page, the spammer takes their account information and uses it to send fake messages to the person's friends. The messages usually feature a bad web link that can steal the information of others who receive the message and click the link.

    One example of a bad Facebook page is This site steals login information and spams all of the victim's contacts with the same link.

    E-mail messages

    Spammers can also send e-mails to Facebook users where they pose as Facebook administrators. Usually these contain a link promoting pictures or videos from a party, or even a pornography site. If a user is reading the email and clicks the link, the spammer can get a hold of the login information and create multiple Facebook pages with it. One way they create multiple Facebook pages is by using the information they obtain to use the same picture of one person, but associate that picture with different names. The bad link is also on the person's profile.

    The domain name in these e-mails is usually not There is usually another word before the ".com"; which makes users believe they are going to Facebook when they are really not.

    If you are a Facebook user, there are some ways you can keep yourself safe while using the website.

    Don't share your password with anyone. It doesn't matter how close you are to friends or family members, you should never divulge what your login email and password is. You never know what could happen if someone you sever ties with gets on to your page; or if a family member could log on and see something you don't want them to see. By the same token, you also shouldn't write down your passwords and then leave it lying around. If you must write it down, put it in a safe place.

    This post was edited by macafo arpizol at April 17, 2022 1:52 AM EDT