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How to Protect Your Facebook Account from Hackers

Facebook has been around here for many years and very popular so far. Nowadays every individual, the business has its presence on Facebook. And we have important data like friends, colleagues, users, and content shared on facebook lifetime. Our majority of digital life and most parts of our real-life are on Facebook. For hackers, this data is bliss.

Hackers take more interest in our Facebook account because it contains most sensitive data like your personal information, habits, and even your credit card information. You might have shared any secret files with your mates on Facebook. This is really valuable. So, If you don’t want your information leaked from Facebook, please understand the different ways hackers employ to hack your Facebook account and take appropriate steps to avoid it.

Today, I am going to share some of the most used ways hackers can hack your Facebook account. Scroll through the content and become a smart Facebook user. Enjoy!

How to protect your Facebook account

It will be easy for you to secure your Facebook account once you know different techniques hackers use to hack your account. Below are some of the popular ways hackers use to steal data from your Facebook account. You can take appropriate measures to secure your account.

  1. Know Phishing Websites

This is the easiest and simple method hackers use to steal your account details. This involves creating a fake login page for Facebook and send emails to capture. A phishing website looks similar to that as the original Facebook.

Once we convinced it as the original website and gave our details it will be saved on hackers computers. So, Don’t click on links through email. Closely check the URL, they can vary slightly. Phishing can be done through chat rooms, WhatsApp messages, etc. Use antivirus, web security software, etc

  1. Aware of Keyloggers

There are two types of keyloggers available. i.e, Software keyloggers and Hardware Keyloggers. These will secretly store the keys entered into the database created for hackers. Later they can use those data to hack your Facebook account. So, beware of any keyloggers installed on your computer and remove them if necessary.

  1. Activate 2FA

This is so far the best method to avoid getting your Facebook account in hacker’s hand. Once you enable this option, hackers need to do more than just your password, 2FA acts as an extra token to enter into your account, be it a code or physical key. It’s impossible for hackers to get this code.

Just Go to your Facebook Settings and select Security and Login option from the menu on the left. Next to Two-Factor Authentication click Edit and get started.

  1. Change password

It is important that you change your Facebook password from time to time. This will avoid the probability of your Facebook hack. Just go to account settings and click on Change Password.

Alternatively, choose a strong password that is impossible to guess or hack. Mix it with special characters, numbers, and alphabets. Choose between 12-18 characters in total for maximum security.

  1. Remove suspicious Apps

Many times, it’s not the that bad boy who hacked your account. You may have granted access to some suspicious Facebook Apps which later hijacked your account.

To remove those apps, Go to Settings>> Apps and Websites and go through the list. Click show All on all Active Apps, Websites, select the apps you want to remove, click the Remove button. Then confirm whether you would like to remove the app’s data from these sources.

Bottom Line

These are some of the popular ways one can save their Facebook Account. Once you get hacked, you are forced to learn from all your mistakes. Just aware of all social engineering hacks popular at th moment.

I hope it was helpful. I want to hear it from you.

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Tirupati Gumpula

Hi, I'm a Tech Enthusiastic and founder of Way to Hunt. Need any help? Email [email protected]

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