Imagine if you woke up one morning and found your entire Facebook Page had been deleted. All those followers, posts, images…. gone. Well it could happen and here is why. Facebook doesn’t provide advanced permissions for Facebook admins. Once you are an admin you can do everything to the Facebook Page, just as all the admins can. Various levels of access and security would be great (Mark – are you listening?) because until this exists, there is a certain amount of risk involved with being a Facebook admin.
To become an admin of a Facebook page, you use your own personal Facebook profile. Which means if you get your password hacked, or if someone uses a computer or phone where your password is cached, they can get into the Facebook Page and maliciously delete posts, upload images, post unauthorised content – or even delete the other admins or the entire Page if they have your password.
If you are on Twitter you will know how much DM spam has been doing the rounds lately. This is from people who have clicked a link and entered their password into a fake site. So…. if your Facebook password is the same as your Twitter password then some of you should be feeling very uncomfortable right now if you are also Facebook Page admins.
To reduce this risk there are a few options.
2. Limit the number of admins to your page to as few as possible and put the fear of God into them. The less admins, the less risk.
3. Encourage all your Facebook admins to amend their security settings to alert them via txt or email when their profile logs onto Facebook from an unknown source.
If you are really nervy about it, you can require a security code to be entered for every logon – depending on how often you log on, this might be a strong security measure or a real pain in the… errr… neck.
4. Turn on https browsing if you use any public wifi.
5. Regularly check any Active Sessions running elsewhere (ie where you are still logged into Facebook) and End them.
All of these settings can be accessed via Account Settings > Security on your personal Facebook profile.