When it comes to your social media sites you want to keep your data secure from any scammers and spammers while still allowing your friends to find you. This can be easily done with a few changes to your Facebook privacy and security settings. Our goal is to be able to limit what others can see but allow your friends to still find you, we also want to prevent outside sources such as cookies from tracking certain information on your facebook account. This is a fairly easy task, and afterwards you will have a very secure Facebook account.
Password: You are required to have a Facebook password whenever you sign up for the service, but a lot of people seem to push it off and give themselves easy passwords for the sake of remembering. Well while that is great you need a more secure password and at the bare minimum your password should include 1 Capital letter, letters (any amount), numbers (any amount), and at least 1 special character. This will give the largest array of passwords to guess form. You also need to make sure that it is something that you can remember and the more characters you use the more secure your account is.
Login Notifications: You need to have login notifications turned on and it is recommended to have both email and sms reports on this will alert you at a faster rate and can allow you to monitor if someone is able to get into your account without your permission. Now if you are logging in from a new phone then you will also get a warning but you will know that it is you based on the location that it gives you.
Login Approvals: This is probably the best tool at stopping unauthorized access to your accounts,and this allows Facebook to send you a random code whenever you login from a new device, so if your password fails you the hacker wont be able to get in without the login code.
Code Generator: This is another way that you can protect your account, and this one will be linked to your Google authenticator app and it will require a code from that when you try to log into Facebook from an unknown location.
App Passwords: You can use an app password for certain Facebook apps which I have yet to find a use for, but you use this feature when you are creating an account on another website through Facebook. Since those websites wont be able to receive that Facebook login code then you will have to use these app passwords.
Safe Browsing: Facebook allows you to control whether or not you are using an SSL. Facebook will continue to use the SSL when this feature is turned on and this can prevent snooping from cookies because it is constantly encrypting your connections. You wont be able to use this on certain pages such as apps, but most of the time you will be able to.