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2 killer ways to keep Facebook hackers out of your account

2 killer ways to keep Facebook hackers out of your account

With the news full of stories about high-profile government hacking and security breaches at major corporations, I want to take a minute to remind you that hacking can still hit close to home. And I'm not just talking about your bank accounts.

Scams and malicious links regularly pop up on Facebook. Remember a few years ago the scam where a "friend" would suddenly IM you on Facebook, saying she'd been visiting Europe and that her passport and purse had been stolen?

They've gotten more sophisticated. Some of these can trick even the most cautious Facebook users. It's become commonplace to see "I've been hacked!" on your News Feed.

In 2011, a study showed that one third of teenagers on Facebook have been hacked. Sometimes hackers were after personal information and sometimes they rigged the account to send out spam and viruses.

If you don't think it can happen to you, think again. But what can you do about it? And if hackers get your personal information somewhere else, how would you know they're using your Facebook account?

Next page: I've got answers to both those questions, so read on.
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