It has been noticed that the occurrence of hacking of Facebook account has been increased rapidly. Generally the people who know you mostly hack your account and afterward post odious content from your profile. It is so difficult to get back your account as once it has hacked. To avoid hacking of our Facebook account you can go through the following five tips that will surely help you out.
1. Enable Secure Browsing
Go to Account Settings> click Security option, which is present on left Navigation menu. You can also directly go to this link. Now click on “Edit” link present just after “Secure Browsing” label. Select the checkbox and click on ‘Save Changes’. By doing you can enable the ‘https’ secure browsing and will not allow unsecured and connections with expired SSL certificates.
2. Set a Strong Password
This is very important to set a strong password to avoid cracking of your password. Weak passwords like your name, date of birth, your girlfriend’s name are easily crack-able. So avoid them and instead try to use Numbers, Alphabets with both upper and lower case and also use special characters like !@#$%^~. Like techTeriA8912~!@ and alike passwords are more effect and difficult to crack. If you can’t remember such passwords then try to use any Password management application or simply write in a Text file and save it on a secure place in your computer.
3. Avoid Adding Unknown People
Try not to add unknown people to your profile because as once a person is added to your friend list then he/she will be able to view information of your Facebook Account. Never trust the intentions of unknown people. “Profile Subscriptions‘ and the person will be subscribed automatically to your status updates with no extra permissions to view the information of your account.
4. Enable Login Notification
For this, go to the same ‘Security‘ option mentioned above. Click on ‘Edit’ link which is provided after the ‘Login Notifications’ label. Select the Email/Text Message checkbox (as per your choice) and click on ‘Save Changes’ . Now, whenever you (or anyone) will login to your account, you will receive a notification from Facebook giving you the details of the login session. In case you don’t want to receive notifications for your own trusted logins and your devices, like your home computer, you can manage that in ‘Recognized Devices’ .On the same ‘Security’ page, click on ‘Edit’ link after the ‘Recognized Devices’ label. Now, remove any unrecognized device and let the known devices remain there. By doing this you will not receive Login Notifications for the devices which are added into the ‘Recognized Devices’ list.
5. Don’t Give your Email Address
Do not ever give your Primary email ID for logging into your Facebook account. Instead create a Username for your profile and then give it to your friends, if you want to give your profile details. Once your primary email is known to a hacker, he can either simple try logging in from the Facebook login or he can simple hack the specified email account and retrieve password through it.
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