Facebook is a great way to keep up with friends and acquaintances. Unfortunately, there are bad people lurking in the shadows. They are waiting to steal your identity, your data or worse. There are a few basic things that you can do to stay safe.
1. Avoid those games and quizzes that always seem to be popping up. Often, they are loaded with malware and tracking cookies.
2. Be careful about who you friend. If you do not know that person, do not accept a friend request.
3. Do not announce when you are going on vacation. This lets people know that your home is unoccupied.
4. Do not post things that are overtly personal. This makes it easy for others to steal your identity.
If you follow a few basic steps, you will find it much easier to stay safe on Facebook.