PREVENT FACEBOOK ACCOUNT BEING HACKED
Do you use Facebook more than any other social media? If yes then, this article is for you. Now Facebook is the no 1. Website in social media, people from all over the world use Facebook in different ways. But if we do not know that your Facebook account can be hacked or steal your personal things easily if your Facebook account is not secure. To be safe read this article, In this article I will share, how you can protect your Facebook account from hackers or anything which may put you into trouble.
There are many options in Facebook using which you can protect your account from being hacked or getting accessed from strangers, I will show you some tips to protect your Facebook account.
CREATE A STRONG PASSWORD
Of course you must have created a password for your Facebook account, make sure it is enough secure that anyone can not easily find out. Always keep Facebook password different from your other social accounts passwords like gmail, yahoo or anything you use. Facebook is very entertaining, but in if someone misuses your account then it may put you in a very big trouble. If you want to change your password or create a secure password you can do it easily, go to Account settings > General > password.
If you want to create the best and secure password then the best passwords would have the combination of small and capital letters, numbers and symbols.
ADD MOBILE NUMBER TO YOUR ACCOUNT
After setting up your account add your mobile number to your account to make it more secure, confirming your mobile number is one of the many ways to enhance your account security on Facebook. Adding password helps you when you lose or forget your password, Facebook will be able to send you a verification code to create a new one. You can add your number from setting.
ENABLE LOGIN APPROVALS
Login approvals is the best security feature offered in Facebook, and it will tell you to enter password each time you login to your Facebook account from unrecognized devices. To activate this feature simply to go ACCOUNT SETTING > SECURITY, look for login approvals and click on edit button. Then an option will come to activate login approvals simply tick the check box to activate. Then click on the SET UP NOW button to continue. If you already registered your mobile number, Facebook will automatically send you a cod via SMS then enter the code in the given box and click on submit code. After doing this Facebook will offer you to set up a code generator from your mobile phone, this is useful in case you are unable to receive SMS. Click continue.
DISCONNECT PREVIOUS ACTIVE SESSIONS
The best thing about Facebook is that it will let you know about your previous active session, where you logged in from, in which device you used to access your Facebook account. Now to make sure our account is safe, from the ACCOUNT SETTING > SECURITY PAGE, ACTIVE SESSIONS and click edit. Now you will get all previous session it will be listed, together with the current active session at the top of the list. Click on the link ‘END ACTIVITY; to kill the activities from other devices.
DON’T KEEP ME LOGGED IN
The most important thing to remember every one who uses Facebook in other than their personal devices, the moment you want to login to your Facebook account, at the login page there’s a small checkbox that says keep me logged in. make sure this box is unchecked/ then. Login as usual.
AVOID SPAM LINKS
Facebook is serious about spam and is always enhancing its features to make sure you are safe from being a victim yo scams. The types of attack include money scams through direct or indirect request via Facebook messages, chat, phishing link that will redirect you to fake websites, malicious links that could retrieve your personal information or even harm your computer. Also beware of videos on Facebook, spammers are targeting Facebook to spread links of spam videos, which redirect you to fake website and same as the above will steal your personal information and that may put you into trouble. Whenever on Facebook you answer a quiz or something or install a game in Facebook or add any application, you will be forced to go through an intermediate screen showing what the permissions the applicable needs. These permissions can include almost anything, which may also include full access to your Facebook account, even when your are not connected.
MESSAGE FROM FACEBOOK
If you own a Facebook page or anything, then you may even receive messages with the names like Facebook team, Facebook security team, ect, the message would so legit that you will be forced to click on some link, which are actually cookie stealing apps and eventually you may end up loosing your Facebook account so better ignore that messages and prevent your Facebook account from being hacked. NO FACEBOOK TEAM WILL NEVER SEND YOU SUCH MESSAGES, SO DON’T FORGET TO REPORT THAT MESSAGE.
SIGN OUT AFTER USE
This is the most important of all, never forget to logout from your Facebook account.