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Facebook Security

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October is Security Awareness Month. This presentation is intended to educate people about Facebook security. I will be giving this presentation at Union South, on the UW-Madison campus, several times, throughout October.
Contents of the presentation include:
Basic rules of Facebook security
Unique situation on UW-Madison campus (academic research poses a unique Facebook chalenge)
Why unauthenticated identity means “be careful”
The dangers of Facebook photos
Application settings and security preferences
Facebook passwords
Time and place concerns
Roaming security
Account cleanup and maintenance
Tips and tricks
Q&A session

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Facebook Security

  1. 1. Securing Your Facebook Identity Nicholas A. Davis, CISA, CISSP UW-Madison Division of Information Technology 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 1
  2. 2. !!Advisory!! The content of today’s presentation is designed to help people protect themselves on Facebook. This is NOT a session on Facebook hacking. If hacking Facebook is your motivation for attending today’s session, please leave now 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 2
  3. 3. Overview Basic rules of Facebook security Unique situation on UW-Madison campus (academic research poses a unique Facebook chalenge) Why unauthenticated identity means “be careful” The dangers of Facebook photos Application settings and security preferences Facebook passwords Time and place concerns Roaming security Account cleanup and maintenance Tips and tricks Q&A session 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 3
  4. 4. Basic Rules of Security 1. Think before you post 2. Customize your privacy settings 3. Don’t accept friend requests from people you do not know 4. Keep sensitive information private 5. Remember, being on Facebook means that you are living like a rock star! (kind of) 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 4
  5. 5. Research Lab Example 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 5
  6. 6. Meet Flat Cow We will be using Flat Cow, known to his friends as FC, in a few slides 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 6
  7. 7. Wait, Cows Can’t Be On FB! Unauthenticated Identity 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 7
  8. 8. Organize Friends In Lists 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 8
  9. 9. Photos Tell Stories (Not Always Safe Ones) 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 9
  10. 10. Photos Tell Stories (Not Always Flattering Ones) 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 10
  11. 11. Keep In Mind Don’t get yourself into a situation in which such pictures can be taken You have little to no control over who takes your picture in public Think about the stories your photos tell about you Exercise control over pictures of you tagged by others 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 11
  12. 12. Automatic Updates Take Control! 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 12
  13. 13. Don’t Advertise Yourself 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 13
  14. 14. You Can’t Control Your Friends But You Can Control Their Applications 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 14
  15. 15. Don’t Let Your App Excitement Obscure Your Judgement 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 15
  16. 16. Keep The Stalkers At Bay Change Search Visibility 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 16
  17. 17. Get Your Facebook Profile Out of Google 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 17
  18. 18. Tips To Keep You Safe On Facebook Change your Facebook password often 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 18
  19. 19. Facebook Is a Prime Target For Password Hackers Never use the same password for Facebook as you use for your bank access 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 19
  20. 20. Examine Photos Before You Post Avoid posting photos with identifying information, such as addresses, license plates, etc. 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 20
  21. 21. Don’t Advertise Your Absence Post vacation pictures AFTER you get home 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 21
  22. 22. Browse Facebook Securely When at Starbucks (HTTPS) 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 22
  23. 23. Remove Facebook Apps Which You Do Not Use 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 23
  24. 24. Use Privacy Settings To Block People 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 24
  25. 25. Check the Facebook URL Often 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 25
  26. 26. Know The Difference Between Deactivating and Deleting Your Facebook Account Deactivating your account leaves all posts and pictures intact Deletion is supposed to remove everything Don’t login after you request deletion 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 26
  27. 27. The Facebook Doppelganger Spy “But Flat Cow is already my friend” 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 27
  28. 28. Three Strikes and You’re Out! Don’t Be a Friend Pig 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 28
  29. 29. How Liking Things Could Take Advantage of You 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 29
  30. 30. Facebook Security Best Practices http://www.sophos.com/en-us/security- news-trends/best-practices/facebook.aspx 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 30
  31. 31. Carnival Cruise Scam Just One Example Message purporting to be from "Carnival Cruise" claims that Facebook users can win an all-expenses-paid vacation package by liking and sharing a promotional image and clicking a link to apply for the free tickets. http://www.hoax-slayer.com/facebook-related.html 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 31
  32. 32. Enable Login Notifications Login notifications are an extra security feature. When you turn on login notifications, we'll send you an alert each time someone logs into your account from a new place. 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 32
  33. 33. A Note About UW NetID Your NetID is like your toothbrush, only you should use it UW-Madison will NEVER ask for your NetID and/or password via email Report any such requests to abuse@wisc.edu 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 33
  34. 34. Q&A Session Nicholas Davis ndavis1@wisc.edu facebook.com/nicholas.a.davis 10/9/2013 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN 34

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