Should You Change Your Facebook Password?

If you ask anyone what the most popular social network in the world is right now then they are going to most likely say Facebook. For years that answer would have been Myspace but now Facebook is the big guy on the block and it looks like it is going to be that way for a long time. There is a good chance that if you are reading this then you have a Facebook profile. You might log into it every day or you might just log into it just once a month, either way you probably have one. But if you do have one, how careful are you with it? How sure are you that it is secure? These are questions I hope to answer in this article.

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Keeping your password secure

The prized possession that you have on your Facebook account is your password. The only way that your data is secured on their servers is through the use of the password that you chose when you first signed up for the service.

But when you first signed up for the service how secure did you make your password? Did you sign up early in the life of Facebook and only used a throwaway password? You probably thought the site would never be as big as it is now and never thought that anyone would care about your profile? But now that it is bigger, don’t you think that you should pick a better password? Or at least change your password every few months so the bad guys will not be able to guess it?

Changing your password

While having a good password is great, there is nothing better than every few months changing the password in your Facebook account. This way the password does not have to be something that is overly complicated. With a changing password no-one will be able to study you to figure out what the password is. There is less of a chance for someone to get a lucky guess. And if you logged into your account from someone else’s computer there is less of a chance of them being able to get the password that you left on their system.

So as you can see, it is a good idea to change your Facebook password pretty regularly. If you do then there is less of a chance of someone breaking into your account.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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