How to keep your Facebook account from being hacked (really)

Want to prevent criminals from hacking your Timeline? Ignore those alarmist Facebook status updates and follow these steps instead.

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* Be smart. Going out on the InterWebs without adequate security software – anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-you-name-it – is like wandering into a tigers cage slathered in Everett & Jones barbecue sauce. If your PC has been compromised by a keylogger or remote access Trojan (RAT), none of these defenses will do you much good. There’s a word for people who go online without adequate protection, and that word is “lunch.”

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