Facebook is one of the most popular social media platforms for businesses to promote their brand, connect with customers, and increase visibility. However, with the increasing amount of sensitive data being shared on the platform, it’s important to take precautions to keep your Facebook business page safe from hackers. In this blog post, we’ll explore 5 ways to keep your Facebook business page secure.
1. Use a strong and unique password
One of the most common ways hackers gain access to Facebook accounts is through weak passwords. It’s important to use a strong and unique password that includes a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols. Avoid using personal information like your name, birthdate, or phone number. Use a password manager to generate and store strong passwords.
2. Enable two-factor authentication
Two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security to your Facebook account. Once enabled, you will be prompted to enter a code that is sent to your phone or email when you log in. This ensures that even if a hacker gains access to your password, they won’t be able to log in without the additional code.
It’s also super easy to set up following these simple instructions:
- Find the menu options (generally under your picture on the menu bar at the bottom or top of your screen on mobile)
- Click on Settings and Privacy – this will open further menu options.
- Select Privacy shortcuts and scroll to Account security
- Select Use two-factor authentication.
- Turn it on and select your security method (I recommend using a text to your phone)
3. Limit access to your page
Be cautious about who you grant access to your Facebook business page. Only give access to trusted employees or team members who need it. Make sure to revoke access from those who no longer work with you.
I highly recommend having one trusted person on your page in case anything happens to your account. This doesn’t need to be someone from the business, it could be your partner, Mum or best friend.
4. Add a backup method
Use an authentication app to add an extra layer of security to your account. You can do this under the two factor authentication settings in the Facebook app.
5. Make sure you have login alerts activated.
This is another menu option in the account security section of the privacy menu. Get Facebook to send you an email if they have a login from a location or browser that’s not familiar.
This way you can act on the notification immediately and change your password if it’s not you logging in.
Don’t click links in emails or messenger messages you are not expecting. Even if it looks authentic or it’s from a friend – they could have been careless and you don’t want to take that risk.
You can check links by opening the email or message on a laptop and hovering your mouse over it. If the web address or email looks dodgy delete the message immediately. If it’s from a friend send them a message via another route to check they really sent you something valid.
By taking these steps, you can help protect your Facebook business page from hackers and maintain the trust of your customers. Remember to stay vigilant and regularly check your page for any unusual activity. If you suspect your page has been hacked, take action immediately by reporting it to Facebook and changing your password.
If this still leaves you in the dark but you want to learn – book in with me for a Power Hour.