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Facebook Hacking Is On the Rise

Do You Keep Personal Contact Info on Your Facebook Page?

According to recent reports, the number of Facebook hacks is up — meaning your page and all the information it contains could be at risk. The most recent stories describe hacks on accounts that then use status updates, chat, and messaging to ask friends for money. Even Facebook is concerned; they recently added a blog post on the topic, pointing users to their security page, which includes directions on what to do if your account information becomes compromised.

I consider myself lucky that this hasn't happened to me yet, but I'm slightly concerned about all of the personal info stored on my profile page — namely my address and phone number. I like that my friends can easily find my contact information, and obviously only they can see it, but all of these security horror stories have me thinking that maybe I should delete it.

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