Facebook – It’s Worse Than You Think

screenshot_234.pngYou have probably heard about the security breach at Facebook that affects at least 50 million users and possibly as many as 90 million. That’s just part of the problem. Many sites let you log in using your Facebook account like the login screen you see here. Those sites are vulnerable too.

In the meantime, Facebook is trying to clean up the mess. It’s not clear yet how long those third-party sites will continue to allow you to log in using your Facebook login.

If you haven’t changed your Facebook password yet, do it now!

Five Things You Never Post On Facebook

If you think that having your privacy settings set correctly is all you need to do to stay safe on Facebook, think again. To protect yourself and your family, there are five things you should never post on Facebook or any other social network:

  • You or your family’s full birth dates. This is one of the things thieves look for to steal your identity.
  • Photos of your children tagged with their names. Predators use this information to convince children that they aren’t really a stranger.
  • Posting your current location tells everyone your not home. If you are on vacation, wait until you get home to post the pictures of your trip.
  • Never post that you are home alone. Make sure your children don’t either.
  • Don’t post your relationship status. This is another way you could be letting stalkers know you are home alone.

The best rule of thumb is not to post anything that you would not want a stranger to know. And, just because your privacy settings are set correctly doesn’t protect you if one of your friend’s account is hacked.

Brave Browsing

There’s a new web browser on the market and it’s worth a look. Brave is designed to make browsing the web faster and safer. It’s available for Windows, Mac and Linux desktops and both iOS and Android devices. We have a mission to save the web by increasing browsing speed and safety for users, while growing ad revenue share for content creators. The web has become a different place. With the…

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Brave Browsing

There’s a new web browser on the market and it’s worth a look. Brave is designed to make browsing the web faster and safer. It’s available for Windows, Mac and Linux desktops and both iOS and Android devices.

We have a mission to save the web by increasing browsing speed and safety for users, while growing ad revenue share for content creators.

The web has become a different place. With the ad-tech ecosystem out of control, users have revolted and blocking ads has become the new weapon of choice for improving their browsing speed, safety and privacy. Unfortunately, blocking alone results in a race to the bottom where nobody wins. Without the ability for content creators to earn money for their efforts, users could be left with fewer sites to browse, relegated to hand-picked content from controlled sources.

Brave aims to transform the online ad ecosystem with micropayments and a new revenue-sharing solution to give users and publishers a better deal, where fast, safe browsing is the path to a brighter future for the open web.

I see that they already have a 1Password extension available. Nice!

Details and download information at Brave Software.