How To Protect Your Facebook Account From Hacking

Discussion in 'Tech News' started by pencil, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. pencil

    pencil Administrator Staff Member

    Good evening...

    I know many of people have been looking for how to protect your Facebook from hacking, I try this tutorial when them try to hack my Facebook account last week and its work perfect...

    Despite the security concerns that have plagued Facebook for years, most people are sticking around and new members keep on joining. This has led Facebook to break records numbers with over 1.94 billion monthly active users, as of March 2017 — and around 1.28 billion daily active users.

    We share our lives on Facebook. We share our birthdays and our anniversaries. We share our vacation plans and locations. We share the births of our sons and the deaths of our fathers. We share our most cherished moments and our most painful thoughts. We divulge every aspect of our lives. But we sometimes forget who's watching.

    We use Facebook as a tool to connect, but there are those people who use that connectivity for malicious purposes. We reveal what others can use against us. They know when we're not home and for how long we're gone. They know the answers to our security questions. People can practically steal our identities — and that's just with the visible information we purposely give away through our public Facebook profile.

    The scariest part is that as we get more comfortable with advances in technology, we actually become more susceptible to hacking. As if we haven't already done enough to aid hackers in their quest for our data by sharing publicly, those in the know can get into our emails and Facebook accounts to steal every other part of our lives that we intended to keep away from prying eyes.

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    How to Protect Yourself

    Use an email address specifically for your Facebook and don't put that email address on your profile.
    When choosing a security question and answer, make it difficult. Make it so that no one can figure it out by simply going through your Facebook. No pet names, no anniversaries — not even third grade teacher's names. It's as easy as looking through a yearbook.
    Learn about recovering your account from friends. You can select the three friends you want the password sent to. That way you can protect yourself from a friend and other mutual friends ganging up on you to get into your account.
    Use a firewall. Keyloggers usually send information through the internet, so a firewall will monitor your computer's online activity and sniff out anything suspicious.

    Install a password manager. Keyloggers can't steal what you don't type. Password mangers automatically fill out important forms without you having to type anything in.
    Update your software. Once a company knows of any exploits in their software, they work on an update. Stay behind and you could be susceptible.

    Change passwords. If you still don't feel protected, you can change your password bi-weekly. It may seem drastic, but it renders any information a hacker stole useless.

    Don't click on links through email. If an email tells you to login to Facebook through a link, be wary. First check the URL (Here's a great guide on what to look out for). If you're still doubtful, go directly to the main website and login the way you usually do.

    Phishing isn't only done through email. It can be any link on any website / chat room / text message / etc. Even ads that pop up can be malicious. Don't click on any sketchy looking links that ask for your information.
    Use anti-virus & web security software, like Norton, McAfee, AVG Antivirus, Zemana Antivirus software etc.

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    Don't connect to any open (unencrypted) Wi-Fi Networks.
    Especially don't connect to any Wi-Fi networks that are out of place. Why might you see a "Google Starbucks" when there's no Starbucks for miles? Because hackers know your phone or computer will automatically connect to it if you have used a network with the same name before.
    If you have trouble connecting to your Wi-Fi, look at your list of nearby networks to see if there are any copies of your network name nearby.

    If your router asks you to enter the password for a firmware update to enable the internet or shows you a page with major spelling or grammar errors, it is likely you're connected to a fake hotspot and someone nearby is trying to steal your credentials.

    On Facebook, go to your Account Settings and check under Security. Make sure Secure Browsing is enabled. Firesheep can't sniff out cookies over encrypted connections like HTTPS, so try to steer away from HTTP.
    Full time SSL. Use Firefox add-ons such as HTTPS-Everywhere or Force-TLS.

    Log off a website when you're done. Firesheep can't stay logged in to your account if you log off.
    Use only trustworthy Wi-Fi networks. A hacker can be sitting across from you at Starbucks and looking through your email without you knowing it.

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    Use a VPN. These protect against any sidejacking from the same WiFi network, no matter what website you're on as all your network traffic will be encrypted all the way to your VPN provider.

    Protecting Yourself: Less Is More

    Social networking websites are great ways to stay connected with old friends and meet new people. Creating an event, sending a birthday greeting and telling your parents you love them are all a couple of clicks away.

    Facebook isn't something you need to steer away from, but you do need to be aware of your surroundings and make smart decisions about what you put up on your profile. The less information you give out on Facebook for everyone to see, the more difficult you make it for hackers...

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