Protect Your Facebook Account From Hacking

jhayyy By jhayyy, 1st Aug 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1jxow_qv/
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check out my step by step tips on how to protect your account from malicious spam and hackers

Protect Your Facebook Account From Hacking

Are you really sure that your facebook account is safe?
protect yourself and have a peace of mind

Today i will teach you on how to protect your facebook account from hackers

Some hackers are using Phishing sites

what is phishing?

Sometimes spammers create fake websites that look like the Facebook login page. When you enter your email and password on one of these pages, the spammer records your information and keeps it. This is called phishing.

*I prefer to use MalwareBytes because it has a good quality on scanning malware on your computer

How can we avoid phishing?

Many phishers attempt to trick people with fake offers of free, rare, secret or exclusive digital goods (ex: coins, chips, gifts, etc.).
always look at the ADDRESS BAR if you are surfing on facebook and you have clicked a link and you have been redirected to a Facebook Login Page
THINK TWICE

make sure to check the URL at the address bar if you didn't see www.facebook.com and the URLis different then don't even try to log in
because its a phishing site

the other type of hacking your password is what we called KEY LOGGER

when you are using public computers and you are going to check your facebook account make sure to use the On-Screen Keyboard Located at

Start>All Programs> Accessories>Ease of Access
and you will see the On-Screen Keyboard

use it instead of your keyboard in entering your password

Things you might not know:

hackers can still login your account even they dont have any idea what your email is
why?
because facebook username is associated with your account which means that if someone views your profile and copied your URL
(ex. www.facebook,com/cyber3xztrarmy)
you can log in your account using "cyber3xztrarmy" and your password



Security Tips

Dont Accept the invitation of someone you didnt know personally

why?
because if hackers uses 3 fake facebook account and added you. they can request for a password reset which the system will tell them to choose 3 of your friends where they will send an code needed to unlock the account

Add your Phone Number and turn on notifications
don't use easy to guest answers on your security questions

activation code will be sent to your phone by your network provider

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Facebook, Hacking, Protection, Safety, Working

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