Facebook reports that 4% of content posted on the network can be attributed to spammers. Here are 8 quick step to avoid junk cluttering up your conversations.
- Report suspicious posts to both Facebook and the friend responsible – To tell Facebook – Go to the conversation – Open the Actions menu – Select “Report Spam.”
- Do not cut and paste unknown code into your browser’s address bar.
- Always use an up-to-date browser , which will be familiar with the most recent spam attacks doing the rounds.
- Keep vigilant by reading the news – check out tech websites such as Mashable and TechCrunch, that will regularly report on common spam attacks.
- Be suspicious of offers that seem too good to be true, or stories and links that are just too juicy and exciting to ignore.
- Improve your security settings by going to your account settings (drop down menu next to ‘home’ button) – click on ‘security settings’ – then, where it says ‘secure browser’, then click ‘edit’, then check the box that says ‘browse Facebook on a secure connection’, then click ‘save’.
- If you have a company page, edit your wall post permissions (through the options tab) so that people have to be pre-approved before they can post on your wall.
- Install Zscaler’s bookmarklet which helps you combat clickjacking.