Facebook Fridays - 50 Million Reasons To Take FB Security Serious

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Real Estate Agent with ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 anita@cbssk.com
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Facebook Fridays - Courtesy of Anita Clark Realtor


~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~

Facebook recently announced they had discovered a security weakness affecting over 50 million accounts. That is serious and potentially harmful to those who have been affected by the vulnerability.

Here are 3 simple ways to ensure your FB account is no longer compromised: 

  • Turn on two-factor authentication - Found in Settings & Privacy (security and Login), a code will be sent to your phone when anattempt to login from a device FB does not recognize is made.
  • Change your password - Keep it generic (i.e. not your dogs name or a favority hobby) and use a combo of letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • Perform a device audit - Under Security and Login (Where You're Logged In). It shows the devices and locations you are logged into FB from. Delete any you do not recognize.

I challenge you to do something that makes a difference for your Facebook marketing this week. You have plenty to gain so go for it!

Just like Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD are doing over on YouTube Thursdays, PLEASE stop by the 5 Facebook Business Pages below, LIKE their page, and leave a comment. It is always nice to reciprocate, so if you are visited, please take a moment and return the favor.

As always...enjoy Rainers!


 

 

Matt Horton

Search North Scottsdale

 

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Landline Real Estate

 

Jorge Vigil

Jorge Vigil - Remax Vision

 

Michelle DeRepentigny

Success Realty

 

Jerry Newman

JerryNewmanSanAntonioHomes


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Truth be told, it was a very busy RE week and I was scrambling a little bit. Add in Hurricane Michael and loss of power for a day and I was swimming upstream to catch back up. Thankfully, I did not have to look to hard to find quality articles that I think you will enjoy and can use in your FB marketing. Enjoy Rainers!

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Bonus: Social Media Video Specifications Guide

Happy Facebook Friday! ;-)


Facebook Fridays Information

If you enjoy these weekly Facebook tips, and want to help promote others, please consider joining the AR Facebook Fridays Group. We can all benefit from learning and growing our business through Facebook and other social media sites.

FREE Offer...If you have not already been featured, please leave the URL to your FB Biz Page in the comments below and I will make sure you are recognized on a future Facebook Fridays post. It really is that easy!

~ Anita ~

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Rainer
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John Dotson
Preferred Properties of Highlands, Inc. - Highlands, NC - Highlands, NC
The experience to get you to the other side!

Anita, Great tips on Facebook.

Anyone that does not take internet security seriously is playing with fire - and it's not a matter of whether or not you will get burned, it is how soon and how bad.

I would say that Facebook is second behind #1 Google/Alphabet in being targeted by bad actors.

Keep as many of your accounts separate and unlinked as you possibly can. And never give any app a link to your contacts - ESPECIALLY GOOGLE!

Oct 12, 2018 08:15 PM #18
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Another very valuable tip, Anita! We can never be too cautious.

Happy Friday!

Oct 12, 2018 08:34 PM #27
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

The two factor ID is a great idea that I'll have to do! Very good stuff al! around!

Oct 12, 2018 09:29 PM #28
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thanks for the security tips for Facebook, Anita. The more cautious we are the better! I will checking these out!

Jeff

Oct 12, 2018 10:22 PM #29
Rainmaker
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Thank you for the great proactive security tips

I had someone tell me to put your own name in the search bar on Facebook and see if you have more than one account. If you do report the fake one. We did this for a few people and 2 actually had a fake account. reported it and they both disappeared in less than 30 minutes

the threats are real 

Oct 12, 2018 11:31 PM #30
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

You are quite welcome, Michelle. ;-)

We absolutely should be taking it serious...the results if we don't can be catastrophic.

Thanks John, Debe, Laura, Jeff, and Debra.

 

Oct 13, 2018 04:10 AM #31
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Barbara Michaluk
Weichert Realtors | Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434 - Silver Spring, MD
Top Producing / Full Service REALTOR in Marylan

Anita, thanks for these reminders. I think it's time I change my password and follow your other suggestions.

Oct 13, 2018 07:27 AM #33
Rainmaker
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Austin: Yours is a concern many of us are facing.

You betcha, Barbara. Might as well change the PW while you are thinking about it.

Oct 13, 2018 08:21 AM #34
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Thank you so much Anita. I'm definitely turning on the two factor authentication!

Oct 13, 2018 09:21 AM #35
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I too appreciate the reminders and I'm off to change my password and turn on the two-factor authentication. 

Oct 13, 2018 09:34 AM #36
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Kathy/Debb: Happy to assist where I can.

Oct 13, 2018 10:11 AM #37
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

You're always so good at helping others with FB.  Viewed and liked!  Thanks for your consisten flow of tips :)

Oct 13, 2018 11:09 AM #38
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

fAcEBuCh@^_1ar

It is time to remove these cookies and have 1 bank account. I get eMails that my bank account from blah blah was compromised at least 3X a week. 

Oct 13, 2018 03:21 PM #40
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

I do hope the tips help those who are actively trying to improve their FB marketing, Jan.

Sam: For every spam or security control there are more new breach's identified. It is the nature of being online I suppose.

Oct 13, 2018 08:14 PM #41
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Matthew Klinowski, PA
Downing-Frye - Naples, FL
Golf Community Real Estate Expert

Hi Anita, thank you for keeping us up to date on Facebook.  It certainly seems to be turbulent times with that platform. 

Oct 14, 2018 01:09 PM #42
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Never a dull moment, that is for sure. Thanks for stopping by Matthew.

Oct 14, 2018 02:23 PM #43
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Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Thank you for the great tips Anita Clark  you are the best

Oct 15, 2018 04:52 PM #44
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Thanks for the comps, Hannah. ;-)

Oct 16, 2018 02:57 AM #45
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Kevin Mackessy
Blue Olive Properties, LLC - Highlands Ranch, CO
Dedicated. Qualified. Local.

This is extremely important to do often, especially since Facebook is very unscrupulous about revealing the extent and frequency of their data leaks and hacks.  

Oct 17, 2018 01:14 PM #46
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Just like all the other social media sites, Kevin. Gives them time to prepare their damage control message.

Oct 17, 2018 02:52 PM #47
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