Hackers are everywhere looking for accounts to hack, so you need to protect your Facebook account from them. They hack people’s accounts for some reasons, either for monetary gain, blackmail, to advertise a page or brand, they at times post embarrassing or discriminating posts.
Guide on How to Protect your Facebook account
Hacking of your Facebook account is very easy if you don’t go by the following guidelines:
Avoid saving your password on public devices
A lot of people go to Cybercafes to browse when they don’t have any data on their device, and end up saving their password on the device in a hurry. In a cybercafe, the devices are used by a lot of people both good and bad, they can hack your account through the use of your password.
Always Log Out on Other Devices
Whenever you login with another device that is not yours, ensure to log out when you are through. Saving your password is not the only means by which they can go through your account. When you don’t log out from other devices, someone can log in into your account.
NOTE: they don’t need your password to do this because your account and password are automatically on the device when you don’t log out.
Option for Two-Way Verification
Optioning for two-way verification is also a way to protect your Facebook account from hackers. This sends you a unique code that will enable you to access Facebook.
Create a Strong Password
Using a strong password on Facebook is likely to keep hackers away from your account, so ensure your password is one of a kind and also differs from your other online accounts such as hosting, e-mail, blog, WhatsApp, etc.
Activate Secure Browsing
Turn on the secure browsing option to make sure your browsing activity within Facebook is secured. By turning on the secure browsing. You limit all external apps that are integrated with Facebook from doing any harm or taking your personal information without your approval.
Avoid Spam Links
There is a lot of spam links created by scammers. Which includes phishing links that redirect you to fake websites, money scams through direct or indirect requests through Facebook messages, malicious links that can collect your personal information, etc.
There are a lot of ways to avoid being a victim, which includes:
- Do not click on suspicious links whenever you find it. If the link is from a friend, always take the extra step by asking them what the link is to confirm that they sent it. Some of these links are sent without the sender’s knowledge.
- Never give out your username or password to anyone. A website with suspicious links and layout (they are your personal information).
- Login to Facebook only at www.facebook.com or through the Facebook app. Don’t log in from any other link or website.
- Update your browser to its latest version to make sure that your browser’s security is up to date.