From sharing links to updating status and liking images, Facebook is a whole new world where people establish connections and exchange opinions on topics that attracts them the most. However, the aggressive uses of such social networks have made people less concerned about their safety on social platform.
The users make typical mistakes like sharing their locations, posting hush-hush pictures of them with friends or someone close, publishing status publicly, etc. and put themselves in uninvited risks. It is always better to avoid such silly mistakes on Facebook. Here are some common mistakes that you should not make while connecting with people through Facebook.
1. Sharing birth details: Facebook has an option where you can write your complete bio and share birthday with your friends, but who is interested in knowing that even though someone did, why do you have to share it with the whole world. The main point is you must keep your very personal information up to yourself because the hackers out there are waiting to gather all kinds of data to hack your account more easily. You can share your birthday without publishing the year to avoid such crimes.
Mass adding: Adding unknown people to increase the number of friends on your Facebook Friendâ€™s lists is one of the biggest mistakes that users make. Adding just about anyone randomly risks your profile and makes it favorable to spammers. You can add friends who show up to 10 or more common friends that Facebook recommends. This way you can figure out whom are you talking to or whom are you sharing your information with.
Sharing inappropriate content: Facebook isnâ€™t about your friends; it is about everyone who knows you and want to know you. It can be your boss, colleague, potential client, and even your recruiter. Therefore, you must stay alert and avoid sharing inappropriate stuff to keep your professional life risk-free. Remember, if you are sharing or posting something you should not then do not post it.
Sharing locations frequently: Itâ€™s fine to share your location once in a blue moon like when you are out to watch football tournament or something like that but posting your locations frequently can help robbers to figure out you are not at home. It also makes it easy for criminals to track your whereabouts and find out where do you live and work. The best way to prevent mishap is to stop updating your location online.
Keeping insecure passwords: Facebook may contain your private galleries and messages, which you definitely donâ€™t want others to see. Also, there may be sites or online services that require your Facebook login; therefore you must keep your account password secured. Any password that is not strong can help hackers to steal data from your account. You can even enable two-factor authentication to protect yourself and your data.
Facebook is not a place to splatter your personal information, it is a social platform that can be used for much better purposes like connecting with potential clients, maintain relationship with friends, etc. It is not a place to make mistakes and invite trouble.