Facebook shared some safety and security tips for the throngs of users who are working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The social network reminded users that they should not use the same password on Facebook as they do on other platforms and sites, and that their passwords should be hard to guess and complex, and should not include telling information such as the person’s name or common words. More information is available here.
Login information should never be shared with anyone else.
Facebook’s Privacy Checkup tool can also be used to trigger alerts if someone tries to login to an account from an unrecognized device or web browser.
Instagram users can also opt for two-factor authentication to add an extra layer of security to their accounts.
Facebook suggested that people access their security settings to review where they are currently logged into Facebook or Instagram and end past sessions on devices they are not using.
People should also ensure that the contact information on their accounts is up to date so that they can login if they happen to forget their password.
Finally, the social network addressed phishing and scams, saying that people should make sure emails they allegedly receive from Facebook come from facebookmail.com and review emails sent by Facebook in their security and login settings, with the same principles applying to Instagram.
Facebook said, “To avoid scams, beware of people asking you for money who you don’t know in person, or someone claiming to be a friend or family member in an emergency.”