Facebook’s security and privacy have never been perfect but they’re now starting to take it more seriously. Maybe some strong competition from Google+ has something to do with it.
Facebook have published a security guide and it’s quite good. It covers topics like recognising scams, recognising hacked accounts and how to use SSL connections. All good stuff! For example,
The common scams offer prizes like free virtual objects. Other lures claim that your account has been suspended and provide a link for you to remedy the problem.
If you use Facebook at all I recommend reading through the guide. I also strongly suggest you print it out and lend it to your friends and family – people who might not be able to do their own research on security.
The more people understand security on Facebook the better it will be for everyone. Click here for A Guide to Facebook Security.