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Miscellaneous Security and Privacy tips and tricks – Part 4 of Full guide to Facebook security / privacy

When you use Facebook, in addition to the privacy settings mentioned in this primer, there are some other things to consider. As you access Facebook.com from home, a coffee shop, or the office, use https instead of http when entering the URL.

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Application Privacy – Part 3 of Full guide to Facebook security / privacy

On Facebook, there are thousands of applications to use. Some are quizzes, some give gifts, some are games, and sadly, some are completely malicious. When you or a friend uses an application, you will grant it access to almost everything on your profile. Adding to this, the developers of applications on Facebook have no privacy policy enforcement to keep them inline.

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Contact Information – Part 2 of Full guide to Facebook security / privacy

When Facebook changed their privacy settings, the part of your profile that governs contact information, such as IM, Phone, address, Website, Hometown, and Email, were moved to a separate section.

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Basic Privacy Management – Part 1 of Full guide to Facebook security / privacy

When you are on the main page of your Facebook profile, you will see a settings option, which offers a dropdown menu for access to Account Settings, Privacy Settings, and Application Settings.

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Top 7 Mobile Security Tips for Holidays

Ninety percent of smartphone owners will be using their mobile devices for work and personal purposes throughout the holiday season, giving hackers plenty of opportunities to steal personal information and slither their way into enterprise networks.

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Full guide to Facebook security / privacy

The following primer will address the security and privacy settings both offered and seemingly excluded by Facebook. After reading, you should understand the basics for securing and controlling the privacy of your Facebook account, as well as a fundamental grasp of why proper privacy management on Facebook is important.

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Safe to store passwords online? – PasswordSafe.com

The concept is not unique, but the marketing on the site certainly is. Passwordsafe.com offers to secure memos and passwords over a SSL encryption on your desktop or online. The problem is that the security of the service is questionable, and even the marketing team agrees.

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