August 18th, 2011, 21:15 PM
Facebook Issues Security Guide for Teens, Parents, Teachers
Facebook has published a free, 20-page guide aimed at teens, their parents and teachers that explains best practices for protecting their safety and privacy on the site.
Titled "A Guide to Facebook Security," the pamphlet is available on the site (PDF) and was co-written by security experts Linda McCarthy and Keith Watson, and editor and teacher Denise Weldon-Siviy.
McCarthy has more than 20 years of experience in IT security and worked as Senior Director of Internet safety at Symantec, while Watson is an IT researcher at Purdue University.
The guide goes into topics like securing access to Facebook accounts through proper password selection and use; avoiding falling prey to phishing and other scams; taking advantage of the site's advanced security features, like HTTPS encryption, one-time passwords and log-in notifications; recognizing impostors; and recovering a hacked account.
"This guide is all about empowering you to Own Your Space -- to understand what Facebook is doing to make the site safe and secure and to take the actions that are needed in this new digital world to protect yourself and your account," the authors wrote.
Full story: PC World