Facebook gives security tips amid hacking reports in PH

Arianne Merez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 26 2016 04:17 PM | Updated as of Nov 26 2016 10:40 PM

Following reports of Filipino Facebook users getting locked out of their accounts, the social networking site gave some tips on how to secure them.

The tips were in response to an inquiry made by ABS-CBN News to Facebook officials which was received by its public relations team in the Philippines, Ogilvy and Mather.

Below are the tips:

1.     Log-in approvals (or two-step verification)

Log-in approvals are the best and easiest way to keep Facebook accounts from getting hacked, according to Ogilvy and Mather.

With this, you must enter a code sent to your phone before you can log in from a new computer, phone or web browser you don't usually use.

To turn on log-in approvals, go to “More” and tap “Settings.” From there, select Security Settings and check the box next to “Login Approvals.”

2.     Reporting

Facebook includes a link on nearly every piece of content for reporting abuse, bullying, harassment and other issues, it said.

To report a post, just click on the top right of the post and choose the option that best describes the issue, then follow the on-screen instructions.

If you reported something on Facebook, you have the option to check the status of your report from your Support Inbox.

Facebook doesn't include any information about the person who filed the report when they reach out to the person responsible.

Earlier, experts also told ABS-CBN News that users should make their passwords stronger, use only secure wifi networks and refrain from giving too much information online.