Part 5 Your Naïve Friends
Alright! Great Job! You scrubbed your friend list, told your mom not to sign up for Facebook, rejected every fan page request in the world, and removed all your info from your account. Protected right? Nothing to worry about? Wrong.
Even if you have removed all of your friends that aren’t really friends, you still have a problem. Your current real friends haven’t read this and are naïve. Their choices affect your privacy and security. If their account gets hacked into…your information is now available too. Let’s say ‘Tom’ is one of your best friends and he uses Facebook all the time. He likes to post on your wall and make fun of you about things in your personal life…your favorite team, where you live, etc. He also hasn’t protected his account and therefore his account gets hacked. The hacker chooses to browse your information because it seems as though Tom likes to post on your wall a lot, so he’s got more to work with. You are now a target because of Tom. Tom’s not a bad person, he’s a great friend…just naïve. And now it costs you.
What’s the easiest thing you can do to protect yourself from Tom? Send him this link of course. Even if he does a few of these things it will help and lessen the chances of something happening. It will make him a less attractive target and make you a much less attractive target.