To keep control of their accounts, Facebook has advised its users to follow “simple security tips”.
Users will learn more about social network scams and how to see a potential threat through a ‘how-to’ video inside the Facebook security page after clicking a link at the top of his/her news feeds. A notice asking users to confirm their mobile numbers in recovering their accounts will also appear in the event of a future security breach.
“Today, we updated our security page with some tips to help people protect their accounts and spot potential scams. We’re always thinking of ways to help get the word out about security on Facebook and the video and tips are just a couple steps we’ve taken recently to do that,” said a Facebook representative.
Reassuring the safety of social media through proper caution, such as confirming user identity in mobile phone numbers, is a good way to build up thoroughly the concern that Facebook has for their users, considering this month’s recent attacks against professional social network LinkedIn. Software products from firms like Microsoft, McAfee and Sophos were teamed up by Facebook as part of offering malware protection to its 900 million users last April. These licensed copies are downloadable for free.
Though some users may have already seen the notice, Facebook announced that it is set to launch across the network in the following days.