How can you avoid your Facebook account to be HACKED?

Almost three billion people use Facebook for personal or corporate use. In that case, they may log in from multiple devices simultaneously. If it’s your own device, then it’s okay, but if you are logging in from a public cyber cafe, then you should be careful about the privacy and security of your Facebook account.

There is a possibility that your account will get compromised. People can share unwanted photos and status from your account. It’s your responsibility to keep your account secure and safe.

In this article, I am sharing some security measures that you should consider while using Facebook in public places. Also, tips to keep your Facebook account secure.

Use strong password

The Facebook account password should be more complex. Avoid using your name, date of birth, surname, etc. in your password it will be helpful for hackers to easily crack your password as it contains the data related to you.

Use unique characters, uppercase, lowercase, all possible combinations in your password to make it more strong then it is difficult for hackers to crack your password.

Logout

If you are using Facebook from a cyber cafe, then don’t forget to log out after use because many people are using the same PC and you will not be aware of what they will do with your account. If other people see your Facebook account, They can do an unwanted activity from your account.

As Facebook is a brand, now, everyone uses it. The status will spread within a second to the world. To avoid this, you should log out properly and clear your browser history.

facebook log out

Turn on the Login alert

You should turn on the login notification to know who is logging in to your account. You will get a notification email from Facebook, or you will get a mobile alert if you have registered your mobile.

To turn on notification go to Setting>Security>Login alerts

notification for facebook

Logged in Devices, Locations

You can see currently logged in active devices for your account in the security tab, To know who you see any unknown devices, then you can log out from a find out who devise. are logged in go to settings>security>where you are logged in

logged in devices for facebook

Limit your old post to your friends

If you enable this setting then all your previous posts which are public, private friends of friends, etc. limit to only friends. It means you are showing all your post to friends; only privacy will be maintained.

For doing this go to setting>privacy>who can see my stuff?

Facebook limit post

Block unnecessary contact

If you find anyone spamming you or trying to access your account, posting useless stuff on your timeline then block such people they are dangerous. Such people will collect your information and try to hack your account. Beware of such fraud.

Don’t enable ‘keep me logged in.’

While logging in you will see one option ‘keep me logged in’ don’t check that box otherwise it will keep your account active daily even after the PC shut down next time when you open Facebook your account will get opened without credentials.

facebook login

Add mobile number

If you add a mobile number to Facebook, you will get a notification on SMS in real-time. You will easily track who is logging in to your account and if you found that an unknown person is trying to access your account then immediately change the password of the account.

To activate mobile go to setting>mobile>add mobile

Confirm Email ID

Once you sign up for the new Facebook account, you will receive one confirmation email. You must confirm your email to get daily notification of your account activity. It’s a good habit of verifying your email ID so that in the future if any suspicious activity will happen you will get notified by email and you can avoid it and secure your Facebook account.

If you follow all the above steps then it will make your Facebook account safe.

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Amit Kharbade

Editor & Writer at ScrollBucks
Software engineer by profession and Blogger by passion. Amit has been contributing to ScrollBucks since 2014. He is writing about Blogging and his practical blogging experiences. You can connect with him at [email protected]

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