The existence of social media like Facebook makes it easier for users to always connect with friends and family. However, sometimes Facebook users do not realize how much data they have by social media that may be vulnerable to leak.
Since the outbreak of a user data leak scandal that also involved data analysis company Cambridge Analytica, Facebook has continued to prioritize the safety of its user data. Facebook also has several features that can be utilized by its users to secure their personal data.
Here are some tips and tricks that Facebook recommends to users to secure their data:
1. Perform regular security checks
Security Check will help the user to review and increase the security of the user’s account. Security Check has several functions, namely, removing Facebook accounts from applications and browsers that are no longer in use, getting notifications if someone wants to access user accounts from unknown devices, and learning how to protect user passwords.
2. Activate Facebook’s extra security features
The two-factor authentication feature is one of the industry’s best features in providing extra security for users of internet services. With this authentication method, each user wants to log into his account using a new device, Facebook will provide a notification or email containing a special code to complete the process of logging into Facebook.
Facebook users can enable two-factor authentication via the Security and Login Info section in Settings.
3. Review any applications that are connected to your account
Users who often use the “Login with Facebook” option to access other applications must periodically review applications that are connected with their Facebook account. This regular review will help users to ensure their Facebook account is only linked to applications that are trusted and used regularly.
To review applications that are linked to a Facebook account, users can visit the Application Settings page and Website. On this page, users can also delete applications that are no longer used.
4. Find out about your Activity Log
Activity Log is a Facebook feature that records all activities performed chronologically by users, starting with the most recent. Stored activities include posts that you like, posts that you comment on, friend requests you receive, places you visited or photos about you, and others.
It is recommended that users review their Activity Log regularly, so that if there is an activity that is considered suspicious it can be detected quickly. Users can find the Activity Log in the lower right corner of the cover photo.