Here’s a sweet site that gives you LITERAL step by step instructions on how to protect yourself from applications on Facebook.
Remember, not having the application installed on your own computer doesn’t mean you are protected- just having a friend who might have used the application once but never removed it leaves you unprotected from that third party accessing the same information from your account as it could from your friend’s.
Which is especially ridiculous when your friend is someone you met at a bar three years ago and casually had drinks with once, before realizing they were a total creep and you just never got around to removing them from your friends.
So follow these directions! It definitely pays off.
And as always, careful what you post, readers!