I think I got hacked! I got this odd post on my facebook page from someone I actually know about a bungee jump gone wrong. I clicked on the video attached -- don't ask me why. Well, it never opened and that's probably a good thing.It didn't take very long, and it seems that everyone I know or ever wanted to know has received that post from me with a comment I didn't make.
Since that happened I have deleted that post. A friend, a real one, told me I need to change my password. I did that. The requirements for passwords appear to be stricter than when I first opened my facebook page.
Then I visited the world wide web through bing, and found About.com. I love that site. No too long ago I was knitting a shawl and came across the instruction to purl through the back the stitch (ptb). That's just a little beyond basic. At the back of the book, there was a verbal instruction which wasn't great for me being a visual person. So I went to the internet and typed "how to purl though the back of the stitch". There was a video (!!!). Yes. I must have watched that video four or five times, and she explained the process as patiently the last time as she did the first time.
So anyway, here's what I learned from the internet via bing with the request "how to keep facebook safe". If you have a facebook account these are the things to make your page(s) safer. Go to
Profile, Privacy Settings
Go to: Privacy -> Profile -> Basic
1. Adjust who can see your profile. You can customize this.
2. Adjust the privacy settings for your photos. I think this is probably the most important thing you can do.
Photos, Privacy Settings
Go to: Privacy -> Profile -> Basic -> Edit Photo Albums Privacy Settings
3. Adjust the access to your personal information. I don't think you want just anyone to know your mobile number or home address. If you have that public, stop and fix it now!
Go to: > Profile > Contact Information
4. Adjust the "search" capability. Don't leave it on everyone.
Be careful with who can see your picture, send you a message, add you as a friend (when in doubt, say no), or look at your friend list.
Be safe out there, friend!
Marge Draper, REALTOR
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY MENLO PARK