ATTENTION! Hackers on Rampage, See How To Protect Your Facebook Account From Hackers

It is common nowadays to see people bitterly complain that their Facebook account was hacked, and erotic posts posted on their behalf. I have seen friends lay such complaints and I can understand the kind of frustrations on their faces.

Try to imagine how you will feel as a born again Christian to discover one day that your Facebook wall has been flooded with nude pictures and illicit pornographies. It obviously feels bad because many of your friends on Facebook who were ignorant of the hack will get disappointed at those immoral posts.  It then takes your explanation to make them understand that such pornographies were not posted by you. But before then, your reputation has been put to test. 

As we know, Facebook is the largest social networking website in the world with over 500 million users worldwide. Unscrupulous people would always want to take undue advantage of good inventions to achieve their evil agenda. 
Owing to that regard, there is need for people to protect themselves while exploring social networks.

This article is intended to help you protect yourself against the activities of hackers. It will teach you how hackers get access to your Facebook account and how to stay safe from their unscrupulous activities. Enjoy yourself! 

How Does Hackers Gain Access to Facebook Accounts? 

There are different ways that a Facebook account can be hacked. Some of the notable ones include:

1. Email address hack

A hacker can easily get your email ID from your Facebook profile. What the hacker does is to guess your password from your name. For some people that uses a weak password, their password can be accurately guessed by hackers thereby leading to their accounts being hacked. 

2. Phishing

This is one of the easiest way to trick people into giving out their facebook login details. What the hacker does is to setup a website similar to Facebook and sending people emails that somebody tagged them on Facebook, and ask them to click a link they provide below. Such websites are designed to detect users login details. 

3. Keylogging through keyloggers

Keyloggers is a kind of computer virus that tracks keystrokes. Hackers can install keyloggers on a computer system to record all the activities that is going on on the system.

Other ways that hackers gain access into somebody's Facebook account is through posts on Facebook that carries a link. Such links usually asks for your permission to leave your Facebook page, sometimes it notifies you that you are about to enter untrusted  location. Any attempt to continue on such sites automatically gives the hacker access to your account.

Now, How Do You Protect Your Account From Hackers?

1. Choose a strong password

To prevent hackers from gaining access to your Facebook account, make sure you use a strong password. A strong password should be difficult to guess, yet easy to remember. It should be at least eight characters, containing at least one uppercase, number and special character. Never use your name as your password, rather, a combination of your names.

2. Hide your email address

Since your Facebook username can either be you email or phone number, try to hide it on your profile. To do this, login to your Facebook account and click 'Profile'. On the profile page, click 'About' and navigate to 'Contact and Basic Info'. Locate 'Email' field and click on Edith.

Then click on the 'Lock' icon besides the email address and click 'Only Me'. Next is to click the down arrow on the far right and select 'Hidden from Timeline'.
Done! You have successfully hid your email from public domain.

3. Do not share your password with anyone

Some people share their facebook password with their loved ones especially lovers. But when it comes to hacking, everybody is a suspect. Therefore, never you share your password with anyone that you don't trust. This enables you to be in total control of your Facebook account.

4. Avoid using 'remember password' on public computers

When using a computer or a device that does not solely belong to you, avoid using remember password feature. This is because, remember password feature keeps you logged in even when you have shut down the computer. 

5. Always remember to logout when accessing your account on public computers

It is important to always logout of your account immediately you finish especially when you are using public devices. This is important because failure to do that will give the next user access to your Facebook account.

6. Enter your password to only trusted computers

If you are using a computer that you don't absolutely trust, avoid typing in your password to such computers. This is because hackers usually use keystroke loggers on systems that keeps record of everything you type including passwords. 

7. Enable login notification

You can enable login notification so that whenever anybody or hacker tries to login to your Facebook account you will immediately get notification on you mobile phone from Facebook. This will help you to know that it's time to change your password as hackers may have gotten access into your account.

To enable login notification, go to Home >Settings >Security >Login notification and select your preferred option. Click on save to complete the action. Done!

8. Always check your active sessions.

Anytime you notice an unfamiliar location or device, just know that your Facebook might be at risk. Quickly change your password to block such unauthorised access into your account.

To check active sessions, go to Home >Account Settings >Security >Active Sessions.

9. Enable secure browsing

Finally on how to protect your Facebook account from hackers, enable secure browsing to make your account more secure.

To enable secure browsing, go to Home >Account Settings >Security >Secure Browsing. 

How To Recover Your Facebook Account From Hackers

Once you notice that your Facebook account has been hacked, the only way to recover your account back is to quickly change your password. 

To change your password, login to your Facebook account and go to 'Settings'. From the options select 'Security', then navigate to 'Password' and enter your new password.

In conclusion, if you find this article helpful, share it with your friends to protect them from the activities of hackers.


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