The notification was a surprise. A friend on Facebook (really a business connection) had posted to my wall. I was intrigued! Then I read it: “I’m seriоus guys If yоu peоplе dоn’t stop pоsting this оf mе I will be еrаsіng my accоunt. http://nnnhog.tumblr.com/” Sigh – another hacker. My friend uses much better grammar than that!
I let him know he’d been hacked and should not click the link (which he probably knew, but I would have felt awful if he had clicked it!). He thanked me and asked, “… if you don’t mind me “consulting” with you, what’s the best way to prevent that from happening again?” Mind? I never mind a good question!
1. Change Your Facebook Password
If you have been hacked, do it now! Use a password generator for ultimate complexity. If you’re worried about remembering it, and your work/computing area is secure, write it down and stash it in a drawer for easy access.
There is some debate about the benefit of regular password changes. They might be more beneficial for sites such as Facebook, where …