I don't proudly admit that I use the social website Facebook. The main reason, I use it is to keep up whats happening with the kids. Open social networks like, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc. are breeding grounds for malware, identity theft, and other internet crimes. However, social sites are here to stay, so how do we protect ourselfs. Don't enter too much personal information other than name, etc. You don't need to post your phone numbers because if they are your friends they will have it already, or email it them instead. Be smart remember that whatever you publish will be public at some point. So if you don't want your boss, Mom, Dad, or anyone else to know about...don't post it.
Other things to keep in mind. Keep your PC patched with the latest Windows Updates, Virus Signature, and beware of clicking on links that seem fishy. Read the article below about the most recent attack distributed via Facebook.