5. Posts you never authorized or wrote on Facebook: 10 signs you should invest in your personal cyber security

5. Your social media profile has posts you never authorized or wrote

If you see in your Facebook or Twitter account posts that you didn’t write, then most probably someone or something got access to your account.

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In┬áthis context it can either be a person or an application that you allowed to access your account.To fix this you should change your password immediately and check the applications that are allowed to work with your account. The process you see in the photo above is called “like jacking”: you want to access some content and on the way to see that content the page makes you “like” something.

Enabling two-factor authentication is also a good idea because it would block anyone to login on your behalf. However, this would not prevent a malicious Facebook App to post on your wall.

 

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All these and many more topics are in the free eBook "Improve your security" available here: www.improve-your-security.org.

About the Author

ImproveYourSecurity

Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since 2000 in the IT Security industry and since 2003 for Avira. In his current role as Product Manager he is responsible for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Serving the security needs of so many different users made him think that there are other ways of to help the users: teachning them about security.

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