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Security Mistakes You Shouldn’t Make on Facebook

By March 29, 2013February 28th, 2023Blog

Yes, you want people to find you and your business on Facebook, which means providing information that you may not usually provide to strangers. However, with over one billion users frequenting the site, it’s important you remember not to give away too much, lest you pose a security risk to yourself and your business. Here are just a few of the most common mistakes Facebook business users make.

Way too Much Info

People love information. They want to know your address, your business website, your firstborn child’s name. They want to know anything and everything that they can absorb about you and your business, so they expect your business’ page to be completely filled out in the correct manner. However, what you can do is not post too much information to status updates. If you’re heading out on vacation, don’t tell your fans that you are. If you’re upgrading your security systems, then maybe you shouldn’t share that information.

Easy Passwords

Did you know that the most common password in the US is “password”? An obvious password such as this or “123456” is just begging for someone to come and steal your account information. If you have credit cards hooked up to Facebook, or you use your Facebook password for other sites such as your bank or credit card sites, then you’re making it too easy to have your identity stolen.

Click with Caution

Sometimes people don’t even need a password or any private information to get into your Facebook account – sometimes all it takes is a single click. A bad move can leave your entire social media network vulnerable. At the very least, hackers can destroy the good reputation of your business by posting false links to your page.

If you use social media pages, security should be one of your priorities. With all of the new security measures coming out, sometimes it’s easy to let your guard down and trust those filters. You shouldn’t. Stay ever vigilant, and you’ll be protecting yourself well.

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.