Comments on: Facebook’s Expanded Sharing Makes Security Even More Critical http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/09/26/facebooks-expanded-sharing-makes-security-even-more-critical/ News, Views, and Insight from the ESET Security Community Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7 By: Stephen Cobb http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/09/26/facebooks-expanded-sharing-makes-security-even-more-critical/#comment-3567 Mon, 26 Sep 2011 20:56:36 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=9477#comment-3567 Great question Linda, and a tough one to answer. Part of the challenge is that the Facebook software changes quite often, so the illustrated guide to Facebook privacy settings that we posted in May looks quite different from what I see under Privacy Settings in Facebook today, four short months later.

I strongly recommend that you look at your current settings and see what you are currently sharing and with whom. If you are not comfortable with those settings it is relatively easy to reduce the extent of sharing, for example, you might decided to go from “Friends of Friends” down to “Friends” for some things.

Regardless of privacy settings, every Facebook user needs to think twice before posting. Unless Facebook achieves the impossible and creates a completely foolproof security shield around its content there is always a possibility that people other than your intended audience will see what you share. I always approach email this way and ask myself “What if my mother should see this?” before I hit Send. Very few people enjoy the freedom to live their life without caring what others think. For example, even if you enjoy the job you have today and don’t plan on looking for another one, that day may come and when it does there’s a good chance a prospective employer will check out your social media profile. Can you predict whether or not they will share the views you have expressed on Facebook or like the person you appear to be?

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By: Linda Guilfoyle http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/09/26/facebooks-expanded-sharing-makes-security-even-more-critical/#comment-3566 Mon, 26 Sep 2011 17:51:34 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=9477#comment-3566 So, do you have advice on how to make ourselves more secure while on fb, other than to drop out of it?

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