Facebook is an American online social media and social network service owned by Facebook, inc. It was founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg with fellow college students. It can be accessed from devices with internet connectivity, such as SmartPhones, Tablets and Personal Computers.
Facebook accounts get hacked everyday. It’s not easy to control but there are some things you can do.
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT HAS BEEN HACKED?
The first sign you’ll notice as to whether you Facebook account is hacked is usually an email to notify you that your password has been changed. Hackers will try to log you out by changing your account recovery options and email address.
Immediately you see that you’re logged out of Facebook and your Password no longer works, then it means you’ve been hacked.
WHAT ARE THE STEPS TO PREVENT YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT FROM BEEN HACKED?
⦁ By creating a strong and secured password. The password should be difficult to guess, but it must be easy to remember. This can be possible with the help of a Strong and trusted password manager. Passwords must contain numbers, a mix of upper-case and lower-case letters and also, symbols. Beacuse the longer the password, the more difficult it is for someone to hack and also remember not to share your password.
⦁ Set-up two factor authentication for your account for extra protection in addition to your password and avoid using email and SMS since these factors can easily be bypassed.
⦁ Avoid clicking links from unknown sources. Hackers can generate links and when its clicked, not only your facebook account will they have access to but also the day-in and day-out activities of your phone.
⦁ Don’t reuse your passwords on any other website or app. Try your best to have a different password for every site or app that you visit or use. Let’s make this scenario; If you use the same password for Facebook and Instagram, immediately your Instagram account is hacked, the hacker can also get access to your Facebook account.
WHAT TO DO IF YOUR PASSWORD IS HACKED OR CHANGED BUT RECOVERY OPTIONS NOT CHANGED.
⦁ Open the Facebook app
⦁ Click on Forgot Password
⦁ Enter an email or phone number associated with your account
⦁ Choose as to whether you want to receive the code via email or SMS and click CONTINUE
⦁ Enter the code you’ll receive and click CONTINUE
⦁ Enter your new password and click continue to confirm
Let’s all try our best to protect our Facebook accounts by following the above procedures.