1 – Using a Weak Password
Avoid simple names or words you can find in a dictionary, even with numbers tacked on the end. Make sure you use both a mix of upper- and lower-case letters, numbers, and symbols.
2 – Leaving Your Full Birth Date in Your Profile
It’s an ideal target for identity thieves, who could use it to obtain more information about you and potentially gain access to your bank or credit card account. Choose to show only the month and day or no birthday at all.
3 – Not using Useful Privacy Controls
For almost everything in your Facebook profile, you can limit access to only your friends, friends of friends, or yourself. Make sure you restrict access to photos, birth date, religious views, and family information.
4 – Posting Your Child’s Name in a Caption
5 – Mentioning That You’ll Be Away From Home
Wait until you get home to tell everyone how awesome your vacation was and make sure you are very vague about the dates of any trip.You don’t want to come back and find you has had things stolen.
6 – Letting Search Engines Find You
To help prevent strangers from accessing your page, go to the Search section of Facebook’s privacy controls and select Only Friends for Facebook search results. Be sure the box for public search results isn’t checked.
7 – Permitting Youngsters to Use Facebook Unsupervised