Infographic: How to keep your Facebook page safe from hackers

What’s a social media manager’s worst nightmare? Probably the hacking of an online profile on her watch. Follow this advice to lessen the chances that this will happen to you.

“Hacking” has been in the news a lot lately, whether it’s talk of Hillary Clinton’s emails, those of the DNC or, more recently, Colin Powell’s.

Even though we’re learning more about the digital world every day, it’s still the Wild West out there, and you should assume there are threats to your online properties, too—email or otherwise.

An infographic from Top10Select.com focuses on 10 ways hackers could break into your Facebook account, and it reveals steps you can take to protect your page from falling into malicious hands.

Here are some ways to keep your account safe:

1. Create a long password. A password with 12 characters that includes numbers, letters and symbols will take an average of two years for a hacker to crack. (Hackers can break eight-character passwords in just one week.)

2. Activate login approvals. After you enter your password, Facebook will ask you to enter a security code before granting you access to your page. This gives your page an extra level of security.

3. Use a password manager. Password managers fill out forms for you so you don’t have to type anything. If you don’t type anything, keyloggers (programs that hackers install on a computer that track everything typed on that device) can’t see your password.

4. Set up login alerts. Facebook will notify you if someone logs into your account from a new device or browser.

Refer to the infographic for more brand-saving advice:

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