How to Save Your Facebook Account from Being Hacked?
You are happy with your Facebook profile because you regularly update it with lots of information, photos, videos and quotes, which receive plenty of likes and comments! However, if you are thinking that no stranger is looking at your account, you are totally wrong. There are some elements called hackers who are constantly in search of informative and useful FB accounts and make every effort to hack such accounts. So, is there any way to keep your account safe from such a hack Facebook tool? Let’s see.
There are various methods through which hackers try to get into Facebook accounts. We will discuss them and see if there is any way to get out of them.
In phishing, the hacker creates a fake login page resembling an official Facebook login page. Account-holders who are not aware of such things don’t see keenly at the URL address, whether it is really Facebook login page URL or something like loginfacebook.com. You may get an email or a message into your FB account inbox such as “Confirm your account by logging in by clicking ‘this link’” and the link given is a phisher.
Protecting your account from phishers is easy and just needs that you look at the domain name, whether it is official login URL or some unreal one. Some antivirus software tools offer protection from phishers too. Getting installed such a tool is always recommended.
Software Called Keylogger
Keylogger is a software tool which can be used to monitor keystrokes on your PC from another PC. This can be done if you install it by mistake, for which the hacker has to trick you. This software is also spread same like Phishing, e.g. through emails, websites pop-ups or inbox messages. It can also be bound with other files like music, images etc. Therefore it is recommended to scan these files for viruses.
Good antivirus program installed in the computer and keep it updating is a method to protect your PC from Keyloggers. If installing such software is not of your liking, just scan a file which seems doubtful to you using an online antivirus website.
Guessing the Password
This is normally done by a person who knows you very well, like a friend, brother, etc. As these people know what your liking is and which words you can use as passwords, they can keep trying one after the other, and may finally succeed in getting the right one. To keep your password safe from such people, make your password strong and quite illogical. E.g. keeping a password containing your little daughter’s name and birth date is quite logical and easily be guessed.
Limit Your Account for Messages Only to Friends
Don’t keep your account open to anyone to message you. Choose the option to limit it to only your friends. This will protect it from receiving messages from fake profiles, which contain phishers or viruses. You can do this through the privacy settings for your account.
This is the software which tries all orders of letters and numbers to find out password. To protect from it, you have to make your password strong. Making an easy password, e.g. made of only one letter, or simple order of words and numbers like jessica123, or containing only lower case of letters etc can be easily found out by Brute-forcer. A password made of lower as well as upper case and many numbers etc is a strong password which can hardly be identified by this software.
So, these are some methods to keep your Facebook account protected from hackers. Keep always in touch with the new advances in hackers’ methods and techniques to protect from them.