Facebook Privacy and Security

So I just joined Facebook to keep in touch with several people I know. I had resisted for a long time because I wasn’t sure I really needed another social networking site, and also because I was concerned about privacy and security. Now that I’ve joined up, I wanted to understand the issues and what I should be doing to protect myself online.

There’s a great article on Facebook security on the Sophos web site. Sophos is an anti-virus software maker.

If you’re on Facebook, take a read so you will know how to protect your personal information online. A lot of the initial settings on Facebook are kind of weak to start with, and there are some things that can weaken the security further. For instance, if you have locked down your profile, but you respond to a message from someone, they can briefly see your profile.