How to secure facebook account from hackers have become a frequent question many facebook users ask due to rampant hackings of various accounts going on lately. This activities of hackers have made many facebook users lose many friends, file, deals, customers etc. As a result of this rampant case GMEEDIA have decided to come up with a write up to prevent futher accounts from getting hacked. Kindly share this written post to save other facebook user.
STEP 1: USE A STRONG PASSWORD
Use a mix of letters, digits and punctuation, Capital and lowercase when choosing a password for your facebook account. Dont use your names, birthday, mother names as your password cause they are weak password. Also make sure your password is long enough cause the longer it is the more difficult it is to hack. A good starting point is six characters, though 8, 10 or 12 are even better. Humorous combinations might make it easy to remember and also be a strong password for example GMEEDIATHEDIGITALMARKETER.
STEP 2: CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD REGULARLY
Changing your password regularly is another way to prevent your account from getting hacked. It can be weekly, monthly, yearly, quartely etc.
STEP 3: DONT ACCEPT ALL REQUEST
Decline request of people with no profile pictures, profiles that looks supicious etc cause they might be hackers. Scrutinise friend request before clicking on accept.
STEP 4: DONT SEND VITAL INFORMATIONS TO ANYONE.
Dont send vital informations like your log in details to anyone even if the person happens to be your friend because it can be used against you by your friend or hackers who hacked your friend account.
STEP 5: DONT CLICK ON EXTERNAL LINKS ANYHOW.
Be careful about clicking on links attached to people post that takes you outside facebook cause this is one of the trick hackers use to hack your account. It is advisable to copy links from your facebook and open them on your browser if you want to view the content.
STEP 6: CHANGE THE PRIVACY SETTING TO “ONLY ME” FOR THE MAIL YOU USE TO LOG IN TO YOUR FACEBOOK.
– Log in to your Facebook account and visit your About page.
– Click on contact and basic Info .
– Go the email field and click the Edit button.
– Change the privacy setting to “Only me”
– Repeat steps above for any other email addresses that you wish to hide.
– Click Save changes
This will prevent hackers from having access to the mails you use to log in. The less information you give out the more it becomes harder for hackers to hack your account.
STEP 7: DISABLE ALL APPS LINKED TO YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT YOU DONT RECONGNISE /DONT USE ANYMORE.
Another trick hackers use to hack people account is via a rogue app. GMEEDIA therefore recommend that you disable apps that you don’t use or recognize and it is linked to you account. Click here to learn how to disable apps you dont recognise
STEP 8: ENABLE TWO-FACTOR ANTHENTICATION
Facebook now allows you to enable a Two-Factor Authentication on it that notifies you any time you or someone else tries to log in to your Facebook account from an unknown device/browser, you’ll receive a text message on your cell phone with a security code that you must enter before Facebook will allow you to log in.This means it will be impossible for someone else to log in to your Facebook account from a device that you do not own unless they also have physical access to your cell phone. To learn how to do this click here
In conclusion, the steps above compiled by GMEEDIA would assist know how to secure your facebook account from hackers. Kindly share to other facebook users to save them from hackers. CLICK HERE TO FOLOW US ON FACEBOOK.