Facebook is an online social media and social networking service that allows registered users to connect with each other and outside world. You can create a profile, find and add friends, post status, share photos and videos. Facebook allows users to stay in touch with their friends by chatting and sending personal messages using Facebook Messenger. You can also share experience, events, opinions, poke friends, get notifications about your friends, play online games and tag your friends in photos and videos. You can also start a business and promote it using Facebook. All these activities can be performed using an individual account that is free of cost. According to Zephoria’s statistics, there are 1.94 billion users active on Facebook every month. On any given day, 1.15 billion users access Facebook using their mobile phone and five Facebook profiles are created every second.
Facebook stores a large amount of user data. Attackers create fake accounts to collect this data and add friends to view user profiles. Attackers may access the following information on Facebook:
- Name and address
- Phone number and email address
- Educational data
- Professional details
- Interests and hobbies
- Photo and videos
User can customize privacy and data visibility. To keep your Facebook account safe and secure from any undesirable activity, appropriate option in under settings must be configure.