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Facebook Security Breach - What you can do

14 Oct 2018 | Posted Under Facebook
There were 50 Million Users accounts in the latest Facebook Security Breach so you can be sure that there is a good chance that your personal information has been compromised.  

The bugs in their software where the breach took place were in 3 places, two of them were in a tool that Facebook introduced to improve privacy after the trouble they were in with the Cambridge Analytica scandal (that exposed 87 million users private information).  The third bug was from a tool that Facebook introduced in 2017 to make it easy for people to upload their birthday videos.

This is really a problem with the European Union since they implemented their new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) earlier this year.  Facebook is facing a $1.6 billion fine and a new class action lawsuit has already been filed in the U.S.

Here are some things that you can do to protect your data:

~ change your password frequently
~ don't forward any messages in Messenger
~ always verify before accepting a friend request
~ if you get a Friend Request from someone you are already friends with, verify it and then report it to Facebook as a stolen identity
~ if you get an email from Facebook saying your password has been changed and it wasn't you, then follow the instructions immediately to reclaim your account 
- if your account does get hacked and you have a credit card attached to your account for advertising, notify your credit card company immediately and cancel the card

You can also listen to my interview covering this topic on the Small Business Advocate Radio here:

To Success!
Kathy Perry
Social Media & Facebook Advertising Consultant

Taking the Eek! out of Geek

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