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

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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.

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