Facebook accounts hacked are as a result of the vulnerable defence, most Facebook users do not take the necessary precautions to secure their accounts. Facebook has billions of active user, so we can consider it as one of the busiest websites. Hacker target this site to source for personal information to execute their criminal act, once they have passage to your Facebook account they can access other sites you use Facebook as your automatic login.
There are numerous ways hackers use to get Facebook Accounts hacked or breached, ‘Phishing’ is the most popular one. Hackers create a site that looks like a Facebook account to trick people in revealing their confidential information.
Hence, if you notice the following changes on your Facebook account without your consent, your account may have been hacked:
You’re unable to login with your correct details “password & email”, or you receive a notification that email or password have been changed without your knowledge.
Your friends received messages you know nothing about.
Posts that you didn’t create appear on your timeline
Your Facebook name, profile picture or birthday have changed.
Friends got deleted or Friend requests have been sent to people you don’t know.
∆∆ Tips on how to keep your Facebook account safe from hackers.
°° Protect your password
Password is very important when it comes to security, try as much as possible not to be careless with your password.
Do not enter your password when using unsecured wifi connection at places like a coffee shop, public library or airport and also on a computer that it is not yours such as a cyber cafe. If you use others computer ensure you log out to protect your password.
Do not share your password with anybody. It is only you that can keep your password safe, ensure no one is watching when entering your password and make sure you log out once you’re done.
Avoid using the same password for different accounts. Create strong passwords such as #IamHappY2BHerE, this password is easy to remember and hard to guess. It contains uppercase, lowercase, numbers, symbols and it is lengthy.
Change your password every six months and avoid using ” Remember me”.
°° Avoid Malicious Software
Malicious software otherwise known as Malware can cause damage to a computer, server or computer network. It is capable of spying and stealing protected data, deleting document and adding unknown or unapproved software. Visit https://m.facebook.com/help/389666567759871 to know more about malware software. If you notice you’re being infected ensure to scan your device with an Anti-malware, clean your web browser and update your web browser.
°°Avoid and report any suspicious link
Hackers can make use of emails, web pages, text messages, links on post e.t.c. it might appear like it’s from friends, family, colleagues, institutions or a company you know. Therefore, avoid giving out sensitive info most especially on a suspicious site and avoid clicking on suspicion links.
°° Use Facebook security settings
Login to your Facebook account, go to settings and then click on security.
- Set up your login alert to get notified via email or text message if someone login into your account from a new browser or device.
-Enable two-factor authentication, when there’s login from a new browser or device it will request for a validation code which will be sent to your mobile phone via text message. If it’s not you, ensure to report to Facebook.
- Choose your trusted friends to be your trusted contacts to help you out if you ever have trouble accessing your account.
- Review where you’ve logged in to fish out any suspicious login from a suspicious location and device.