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Social Networking

Social Networking sites have become increasingly popular over the past couple years. Sites like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter make it easy for you to connect with people from all over the planet. You can also post your thoughts, pictures, and information on these sites for others to see. This is where the danger lies. It is important to post information that you would only want others to know about you. Do not post any information that would jeopardize your reputation.

The most popular social networking site, Facebook, allows you to control what information is seen by whom. There is a very thorough guide to locking down your facebook profile located on ZDNet.com: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/igeneration/january-2011-the-definitive-facebook-lockdown-guide/7439
You are encouraged to read and follow some of these steps to keeping your information secure.

Furthermore, IT Security strongly recommends everyone enable the following Facebook features:
  • Secure Browsing (https)
  • When a new computer or mobile device logs into this account: send me an email
Both of these options can be found under the advanced security features, which you can find in the "Account Security" section of the Account Settings page. On the top right corner of your Facebook page, click on "Account" then "Account Settings."