Friday, November 20, 2009

Staying safe on Facebook

Recently, the question of scams came up in association with some Facebook games and applications. The maker of one popular game, Farmville, has agreed to change its practices.

It pays to be safe when it comes to Facebook games and apps. As third-party applications are developed and downloaded—and as their popularity continues to increase—so do the chances that you'll be hit with malware. If you're not careful, your account could even be hacked. CIO offers four great tips for staying secure:

1. Limit the information in your profile.

2. Create a false profile.

3. Monitor your privacy settings.

4. Update your Web browser.


Related: Zynga harvests the cyberfarmer

3 comments:

Shirazi said...

Ya, it is better to be careful then being sorry later.

Deb S. said...

Shi: I couldn't have said it better.

Deb S. said...

Readers: I just read Shirazi's article on Cyber Warfare. It's a great read, and I highly recommend it.