Thursday, November 2, 2017

How to protect your Facebook account from getting hacked

By egg nog

Protect your Facebook account from getting hacked

Facebook is the Top social networking website. It would be humiliating for anyone who lose their Facebook account to hackers as it will damage their social respect & reputation and also invades their privacy. I will share some proven ways to protect Facebook account from getting hacked. Just follow this article to keep your account safe from hackers.
Also read 10 Ways Hackers can Hack a Facebook Account


Strong Password

A strong password is a combination of lowercase and uppercase letters with numbers and symbols. It should at least be 8 characters and never include your name, DOB or any other common words in your password thus making it difficult to crack for the hackers. 12 character length passphrase with numbers and symbols will take 2 years to crack so go for length over complexity. Always use separate login passwords for email and other sites. You can also use online password generators for creating a strong password and change your password once in every six months

Use Firewall and a Password Manager

Firewall will help you to monitor the activities going on over the internet and sniff out any suspicious process from stealing you password. Password managers like Lastpass will fill your passwords without typing. Keyloggers can't steal passwords without typing.

Activate Login Alerts and Two-factor Authentication

Confirm your mobile number in Facebook and use login alerts to receive notifications from Facebook whenever someone logins in to your account from a new device are browser. Two-factor authentication provide extra layer of security by requesting a security code whenever you login. Log in with a code from your phone as well as a password. 
Settings--> Security and login--> Use two-factor authentication.
Also update privacy settings & choose trusted contacts and never accept friend requests from unknowns.


Safe browsing habits

  • Disable Remember Password Feature in the browser.
  • End active sessions from other devices.
  • Use Private window or Incognito mode to prevent browsers from saving your history and data.
  • Never click on suspicious links to defend against phishing
  • Login only on trusted computers.
  • Use a VPN when browsing over a shared public network.
  • Logout after use.
I hope you will find this post to be useful, I would be very grateful if you’d help it spread by sharing it to a friend or on Facebook. Thank you

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