Secure Your Facebook From Hackers
By Cyber Tech
Don’t Create Your Account TO Anonymous Device
Chancesare, you already have your password created for Facebook however it isadvisable for you to make sure your Facebook password is one of a kind anddifferent from your other online accounts e.g. email, blog, hosting etc.
Many Of Website subscribe and Create Same Password When theOther website Database Hack So your Password is Also Hacked.
1. Create Strong Password
To change your password,go to Account Settings >General > Password.
The best passwords wouldhave the combination of small and capital letters, numbers and symbols.
2. Confirm your mobile number
Confirming your mobile number is one of many ways to enhanceyour account security on Facebook. This way, even when you lose or forget yourpassword, Facebook will be able to send you a new one via SMS.
To add your mobile number, go to Account Settings > Mobile andclick on Add a Phone.
Select your country andset the mobile carrier before clicking Next.
Now you will be given aninstruction to send an SMS to the given number. Follow the instructions to geta code via SMS, and then enter the code into the column. You also have theoption to Share your number with friends on Facebook and Allow friends to text mefrom Facebook. Select your preferences and click Next.
Now your mobile phone isregistered with Facebook, and when the need arises, this connection will beuseful to reactivate your Facebook account.
3. Activate Secure browsing, Now
Among other things, to make sure your browsing activity withinFacebook is safe, you can turn on the Secure browsing option.By doing this, you automatically limit all external applications that areintegrated with Facebook from doing any harm or taking your personalinformation without your knowledge or approval.
To start securing your account, click on the drop down menu fromthe top right corner of your Facebook account and go to AccountSettings.
Select Security from the left menu.
At the Secure Browsing section, click on the Edit link at the right.
The option panel willappear, ‘check’ the box BrowseFacebook on a secure connection then click on the SaveChanges button.
4. Activate ‘Login Approvals’
Login approvals is anextended security feature offered by Facebook, and it will require you to entera security code each time you try to access your Facebook account fromunrecognized devices. To activate Login Approvals, go to Account Settings >Security, look for LoginApprovals and click on the Edit button.
An option to activateLogin Approvals will appear, tick the check box to activate.
A popup window willappear with descriptions of login approvals, click on the Set Up Now button to continue.
f you already registeryour mobile number, Facebook will automatically send you a code via SMS. Enterthis code in the given box and click SubmitCode.
Now you have completedwith Login Approvals request, click Next to continue.
Next, Facebook willoffer you to setup a CodeGenerator from your mobile phone; this is useful in case you areunable to receive SMS. Click Continue.
Code Generator for Android phones
Since I am using an Android phone, I’ll use the Androidactivation as an example.
Download the Facebook Mobile App from Google Play ifyou don’t already have it. After downloading it to your mobile, click Next.
Once downloaded,Facebook will provide instructions to install the Code Generator. To install,launch your Facebook App, tap on menu> Account > Code Generator > Add App. Then click on FinishSetup below.
Now that your CodeGenerator is active, Facebook will guide you with the correct steps to use thecode generator. Next time when you want to generate a new code, simply launchyour app, tap on Account > CodeGenerator and the code will appear. For now, click Close as you have completed the steps to activate your LoginApprovals.
5. Disconnect Previous Active Sessions
The good thing aboutFacebook is that it lets you know about your previous active sessions, whereyou login from, and what devices you used to access your Facebook account. Nowto make sure your account is safe, from the Account Settings >Security page, look for ‘ActiveSessions‘ and click on Edit.
Now all previoussessions will be listed, together with the current active session at the top ofthe list. Click on the link ‘EndActivity‘ to kill the activities from other devices.
6. Activate Private Browsing
Another way to preventanother person from accessing your account is by activating the ‘PrivateBrowsing’ option from your browsers. All browsers have this private browsingoption, and by activating this option, your activity will not be logged intothe browsing history.
If you are using the Safari Browser on Mac, activate PrivateBrowsing from the menu with Safari > Private Browing.
For Firefox, go to Tools > Start Private Browsing.
If you are using Chrome, there’s an option to browse using theIncognito window, it’s a version of Chrome window where all browsing activitywill not be logged in. To open this window, go to File> New Incognito Window.
7. Don’t ‘Keep Me Logged In’
The moment you want to login to your Facebook account, at theLog In page, there’s a small checkbox that says Keep me logged in.Make sure this box is unchecked. Then, login as usual. With this on, you will be asked for your email and password everytime you launch Facebook.
8. Avoid Spam Links
Facebook is serious about spam and is always enhancing itsfeatures to make sure you are safe from being a victim to scams. The types ofattacks include money scams throughdirect or indirect requests via Facebook messages, chat etc, phishinglinks that will redirect you to fake websites, maliciouslinks that could retrieve your personal information oreven harm your computer. There are also chances you may receive emails from‘Facebook’ but it is actually from a phishing website, this modus operandi ispart of a scam.
There are many ways you can avoid being a victim:
1. Never click onsuspicious links whenever or wherever you find it, even if it came from yourfriends. If you receive a link, always take the extra step of asking yourfriend what the link is to confirm that they had sent it. Usually these linksare ‘sent’ without the sender’s knowledge. This includes all links that appearin your Facebook Chat, Messages, friend’s status post or even from your email.
2. Never give out yourusername or password to anyone, including websites with suspicious links andlayouts. Giving your passwords freely could jeopardize the security of yourpersonal information on Facebook.
3. Log in only at www.facebook.com andnot from any other link or website, unless you are accessing via Facebook App.
4. Update your browser toits latest version to ensure your browser’s security is up to date so it woulddetect and alert you with a warning when you are navigating to a suspectedphishing site.
9. Sign Outafter use
Lastly which is the most important of all (and definitely worthrepeating), never forget to log out from your Facebook account.