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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Facebook, 3E by Mikal E. Belicove, Joe Kraynak

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Defending Yourself from Hackers and Phishers

Facebook does a fairly good job of policing activity and cracking down on inappropriate behavior, but hackers, stalkers, schemers, and scammers have been known to ply their trade on the platform. To protect yourself, your information, and your account from these miscreants, you should be aware of the potential threats and practice some safe Facebooking strategies.

Keeping Hackers from Hijacking Your Account

A malicious hacker may be able to hijack your Facebook account and then pose as you. Once they gain access, they can do anything from posting tasteless jokes in your News Feed to e-mailing your friends requesting a money transfer or credit card information so you can fly back home from Bora Bora, ...

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