Lock down Facebook and protect your online privacy
There are lots of ways you can shore up your Facebook account, and stop unauthorised access to your data
There’s a lot of concern about online privacy nowadays, particularly on Facebook in the light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which personally identifiable data on over 87 million Facebook users was collected without their consent – if it’s not your friends guessing your password and posting hilarious jokes under your name, then it’s the more sinister abuse of your personal information.
There are steps you can take against these intrusions, both on Facebook and on the wider web. The latter boils down to making sure your passwords can’t be guessed, worked out through social engineering, or put together from multiple sources. They need to be long too, so a brute force attack – that tries multiple passwords extremely fast – takes much longer to work through the permutations. No using your date of birth or the name of your cat, either, unless you know the secret name Mr. Tickles only tells other cats.