How to Save Your Facebook Account from Getting Hacked?

Lekh By Lekh, 28th Jun 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Got Your Facebook Account Hacked? Blame YOURSELF.....Not Facebook. Simple Tips to Avoid Such Disaster in Future.

Facebook Account Hacking - A Common But Big Problem

Every day we hear someone say my Facebook account was hacked and then this social networking site should increase its security measures to make it more secure for the users. This sounds absurdly surprising as Facebook is not to be blamed for this, but the users, themselves are the culprits. If your individual Facebook account is hacked, be sure of one thing that YOUR negligence has caused this with no fault of Facebook.

Common Mistakes Causing Hacking Of Facebook Accounts

* If you have kept your profile Public then you are letting the hackers see your email, which is usually the login email of your Facebook account. Through trial and error method coupled with the hacking expertise, a hacker can easily guess your password.
* With a basic password such as abc1234 or your name followed by !@#, it is no wonder that the account gets hacked.

Again, this is NOT because of Facebook, but YOU.

Save Your Account from Getting Hacked With Following Precautions

* Never click “Like” to each Facebook Application you come across.
* Delete the Apps you no longer use. For this Go to Account > privacy > Apps & settings > edit your settings.
* Make optimum use of Facebook Security Settings that includes various Account Settings & Privacy Settings.
* Create a password that is difficult to guess. Avoid using your name, spouse’s name birthday. An ideal password has to be a combination of letters and numbers. If you use lower and upper case, you are unlikely to face the hacking again.
* A periodic check of your privacy settings adds to security of your account.

Facebook is no different from any other social networking site where you have to take care of your privacy, security and safety. The sites offer all the possible measures and settings to keep their users intact. No site wants to lose its customers, however it is up to customers how much if they take pains to look at the site’s offerings and use it for their benefit.

Next time, when you suspect of being hacked ask a few questions to yourself and get the answer.
* Is your login email displayed in your info?
* What is your password? A basic one combined with your or your wife’s name or your birth date. Moreover, is this information visible to strangers too?
* Have you been using a new application recently?

The answers to these questions will bring forth the reason behind getting yourself hacked and you will no more blame the site for this. Whenever I log in to my account from a different IP address, the site makes me name it in order to confirm my identity. You can also be secured and be carefree with such steps. What do you think?


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author avatar Steve Kinsman
29th Jun 2011 (#)

Very good tips. Thank you, Lekh.

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author avatar Jahangir Alam
29th Jun 2011 (#)

thanks for your tips. It is really useful for the facebook users.

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