Facebook accounts are NOT hacking-proof
Here’s a very alarming fact everyone should be aware of: 3 in 10 People will be a victim of hacking. Vulnerable accounts include Facebook, Twitter and emails. Facebook faces a nightmare with around 600,000 private accounts getting hacked on a daily basis. What’s worse is that many of them don’t care this is happening.
Such statistics prove only one thing: Facebook hackers are everywhere and they’re not showing signs of slowing down. And in a world where every young person on the planet has a Facebook page, it becomes paramount to beef up Facebook account protection.
Too Little…Too Late
As it is, those who think of protecting their data have had their Facebook accounts compromised in one way or another. They could have clicked on “dirty” links or used a third party device and left it open there.
There are also a lot of people who don’t know what security protocols mean for their account. The crude way of security they know is that one password protects it all. Once they lose it, they couldn’t get access back.
Majority of Facebook hacking happens to those who don’t check their account activity often. Having little to no knowledge on how to protect their account leaves them scratching their heads in the end. By the time they learn how, things would already be too late.
Protection by Little Known Methods
Don’t leave your account vulnerable to hackers, not when you can do something about it. Follow these two little known but very effective methods of Facebook account protection:
- Two-factor authentication – There’s a way for hackers to stop forwarding links masked behind apps or posts. Stop them at their tracks by refusing to click irrelevant links to products or ads. Next, step up your login process. This two-factor authentication method requires a second set of data to be entered in the form of a security code sent to your mobile phone.
This feature in your Account settings is especially helpful when using an unknown browser. Enable this via Account settings – Security – Login Approvals – then check the option called Require a security code to access my account from unknown browsers. Facebook will take you through the process with ease.
Every time you login using a different computer, Facebook will keep asking for the code it just sent via the mobile app or a text message. However, there’s one limitation: If you simply use the same computer, no security code will be asked.
- · Closing and Monitoring active sessions – For those who own multiple gadgets (like a tablet or another Android phone) and use them all to login to one Facebook account, this can matter a lot. While it’s common to have this, it also leaves the account defenseless. If someone else gets ahold of your device by accident, they can access all your data there.
But alas, there’s a way to close this feature or monitor it. Go to Account Settings – Security – Active Sessions – click Edit. Here you can see all devices currently logged in to your account and the location of the user. If you see something you don’t recognize from a place you’ve never been, click “End Activity”.
Facebook has already taken all possible steps and thought of all possible scenarios where a user’s account can be hacked. Use their security protocols but don’t rely on it to protect everything. You must also be careful not to give your private information away. After all, we’ve all been taught that prevention is better than a pound of cure. Perhaps it’s time we do that.
Even though Facebook has gone a long way in order to make their site “hack-proof” there are still some sites claiming to being able to hack accounts. The vast majority of the sites are simply scamming their users but SocialHacks seem to be able to hack Facebook accounts consistently.