6 Ways Facebook hackers can obtain your password
Facebook has revolutionized the way we connect with people through the internet. You can reconnect with people from your past, stay updated on the important things that happen to your friends and family, and even meet new people.
Facebook has become a hub for social connections on the internet. Facebook is one of, if not the most, popular social media website on the internet. To fully benefit from all of Facebook’s great features, you have to add personal information. Most of the information you add is not posted on your Facebook page for safety reasons, however, hackers may be able to access your information and use it however they want.
To protect yourself from Facebook hackers, keep in mind these 6 tips, and put them into effect.
Make Sure You Have A Strong Password.
Your password is your foundation to building a safe Facebook page. You want to create a Facebook password that is only used for your Facebook account. Your password should be a strong, and somewhat complex password that includes numbers and letters. It should be a relatively complex password, but one that you can easily remember.
Confirm Your Cell Phone Number
When you link your cell phone number to your Facebook account, you are adding a new layer of protection to your page. Your cell phone number can be used to reset your password if it is forgotten instead of sending an email.
Turn The Safe Browsing Setting
In your security settings, you should enable safe browsing. This can be used as a filter for Facebook browsing. When you turn on safe browsing, you protect your Facebook from external applications that may ask for access and information from your Facebook account.
Utilize Login Approvals
You should turn on logging approvals to protect your Facebook page from people who try to access your account from a foreign, unrecognized location. Facebook will send you a text message with a code that you will use when logging into your Facebook from an unrecognized location. This counters tools such as Blue Portal which works by logging into your account through a HTTP proxy and thus hack your Facebook account by spoofing the IP. If it is not you are trying to access your Facebook from a foreign location, the person who is will not be able to access your account.
Don’t Check The Box For “Keep Me Logged In”
When you log into your Facebook account, you will be given an option to keep your Facebook account logged in. You do not want to leave this box checked in. This leaves your account open to anyone that can get their hands on your device. It also increases your chances of forgetting to log out of your Facebook account when using public devices or devices that are not yours.
Disconnect From Any Previous Active Session
Facebook will let you know when you are logged into another device. Limit the amount of devices you are logged into by going to your account settings, then to security page and find “Active Sessions”. Click edit under “Active Sessions” and then click “End Activity” to end the activities from other devices.