So many people have had their Facebook accounts hacked in different times by fraudsters trying to use dubious means to defraud other people. To some people Facebook is part of their life so the moment another person gets to their account without their consent then their private lives are now open to the world and is a very life threatening issue. I am going to show you how to protect your Facebook account from being hacked in this post. These are the best ways to secure your Facebook account.
Choose A Strong Password
The very first step to securing your Facebook account against hackers is to create your password and make it very difficult and nearly impossible for people to guess. Right now Facebook is one of the best ways to interact with family and friends, so having your account hacked can cause you trouble you never expected. So to be on the safe side you need to have a strong password for your Facebook.
Whether you are a newbie to Facebook or an existing member, it is advisable to change or choose a strong password that will be difficult to guess. For you to do this, you do not have to use your date of birth, your phone number, your name or easy words as your password. I have seen people using their phone numbers as their Facebook password. This is totally not correct as it can be guessed by a fraudster trying to hack into your account. The Facebook account can be hacked, even by an amateur without breaking a sweat. Furthermore, you have to make sure your password is at least 8 characters or more in length with a combination of lower-case, upper-case, numbers and special characters and symbols.
Set Up Login Notification for Your Account
This is a great step to secure your Facebook account from account hackers. When you have your login notification enabled on your Facebook account, you will automatically receive alert whenever someone logs in to your Facebook account from a new device or browser. This can be done by choosing how you prefer to receive these alerts when another person logs into your Facebook account. You can choose to get login alerts through Facebook notifications, email, or text messages. To activate login notifications, login to your Facebook account. Scroll down and Select Notifications. Choose from the available options on the notification page and click on “Edit” to set it up properly. Click on “Save Changes” when you are done.
Activate Two-factor Authentication
Two-factor authentication gives you an extra level security to your Facebook account. When turned ON, it requires a security code when you or an unauthorized person tries to login to your account from an unknown browser. Two-factor Authentication is really cool and a useful security feature to secure not just your Facebook account against hack, but also any other social networks you are part of that supports this feature. Even those that are fond of using their phone number as their Facebook password can use Two-factor authentication to secure their account from being hacked.
To set up two-factor authentication, go to your account SETTINGS, then click on “Security and login”. On the page, scroll down and select “two-factor authentication,” then click on “Get Started” to begin the setup wizard. It’s very easy to set up.null
Avoid Clicking on Suspicious links
This is the commonest method of hackers use in hacking Facebook accounts. The deal is, this set of hackers create a fake Facebook login page (phishing) with the sole aim of collecting login detail from naive Facebook users. They most times shorten or mask the URL with interesting and attractive words like “Click Here to Make Money Online”, “Shocking Video”, etc. just to lure unsuspecting Facebook users to click on it. If you are naive enough to click on the link (like I did before), it will lead you to page where you will required to “login with your Facebook account”. Once you fall for this and logs in with your real Facebook account.
My point is, when you receive spam messages with a suspicious link; don’t be too quick to click on those links without verifying the authenticity. Avoiding suspicious links is one of the best ways to secure your Facebook account from being hacked.
Note: You do not have to log in to your facebook account on every device you see. If you do not trust your friend never save your password on their devices, Simply log out after using another person’s phone or PC to use Facebook. Your bestfriend might be your own hacker. Hope i’m making sense here.