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5 ways to lock down your Facebook account for maximum security

You probably spend more time than you care to admit on Facebook. It’s a safe bet that hardly any of it is spent nosing around Facebook’s settings. In there, you will find five very important settings that give you extra layers of security.

1. Use Login Alerts

If someone uses your Facebook ID and password to login your account without your permission, wouldn't you like to know? Of course! When Login Alerts is turned on, you will be immediately notified if someone tries to login your account from a new place.

To turn on these alerts, login to Facebook and open your Settings menu. Click on Security, Login Alerts, and Edit. Select Get notifications and Email login alerts, then save your changes.

Should you ever receive an alert from Facebook stating someone has logged into your account from an unrecognized location, it’s critical that you follow the instructions provided. The email you receive will outline steps you should take to reset your password and secure your information.

One thing you don’t want, however, is to receive these alerts each time you login your account through devices you use regularly. Luckily, you can create a list of trusted devices.

The first time you login from a new location, on a new browser or with a new device, you’ll be asked if you want Facebook to remember it. Click Save Browser and Facebook won’t notify you of logins from that particular location, browser or device again. Be sure to never do this on a public or work computer.

2. Request Login Approvals

Facebook also tracks how you login your account. With a few steps, Facebook will monitor if someone is accessing your Facebook account from a previously unused device or browser. When this happens, a separate verification code will be needed to complete the login process.

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