De Irmãos Franciosi
While it is impossible to ensure your Facebook account will not be hacked you can take some steps to lower the likelihood of some unscrupulous person accessing your account. Facebook is approaching 1 Billion users and as such a lot of information is available through Facebook. You might unwittingly post just enough information for somebody to steal your identity, or someone may post on your behalf after gaining access to your account. This informative article may cause embarrassment, job loss or even legal action.
Below are great tips to help prevent the stress that can come with unauthorized use of your account
Stating the most obvious: You really should not share your password to any account with anyone. Today you might be on good terms but tomorrow you might not be. It's unfortunately but you just never know what individuals are capable of, especially if they are feeling as if they have been screwed.
Don't reuse passwords: You should never the same password for multiple sites. Reusing a password repeatedly boosts the likelihood that someone else can steal passwords. There are utilities available that will store and generate passwords for you if you are someone who struggles using the number of passwords you should know. One such utility is Keepass. Using Keepass you can generate passwords for exactly what requires one. You simply have to set your password for Keepass. Everything else is kept in the Keepass database.
Use complex passwords: If you're not using a password generator then use passwords which are a combination of letters (upper and lowercase), numbers and symbols. Do not use common words, birthdays or names. You will find tools available which make cracking passwords made up of dictionary words or names super easy.
Turn on https: If you are using http (which is the default setting for Facebook) you're vulnerable to being hacked. Apps which are readily available for Android devices and computers can access your Facebook account in a few minutes if they're on the same wireless network while you.
If it's too best to be true, it probably is: If you notice numerous likes to have an image, an odd news story of something which seems a little far-fetched it probably is. Clickjacking is rapidly becoming a form of tricking users into revealing personal information about themselves including passwords and other private data. Think before you click.
Turn on sign in notification: Facebook includes a feature similar to Gmail that supplies you with a notification whenever someone (hopefully you) logs to your account. Upon successful sign in you receive a text notifying you of the log in. The written text message includes instructions on what to do whether it was not you that logged in.
Turn on Login Approvals: You may also set Facebook as much as require approval of a log in. When someone (hopefully you) attempts to log in a text with a verification code is distributed to you. The person attempting to sign in has to enter the verification code in order to continue.
Check to see active sessions: Check the active sessions for activity that appears suspicious. For a look and notice log ins from countries apart from the one you reside in your account continues to be compromised and you ought to change your password immediately. Be careful though. If you use Facebook mobile the activity may not show up locally because the IP address isn't provided by your ISP.