Facebook the top social networking site of world has more than 1 billion user worldwide. Due to increasing popularity there is also increase in the numbers of scams and attack’s which are used to hack Facebook accounts. Facebook accounts are hacked for many reasons. Some people hack them due to personal reasons, for increasing members in the group, for increasing likes and also for promotion of blog’s and products.
Here are the 10 tips to secure your facebook account from hackers
1. Use Strong Passwords
Use a strong password for your account which should At least 10-12 character long which contains Uppercase, Lowercase, Symbol and Numbers. (most common strong password is P@ssword1)
Your password should not contain only your name, only last name, only mobile number or only date of birth. because such passwords are weak password.
Weak password are easily cracked by brute force method (Brute force is a password cracking method used to crack password by using all possible combination of alphabetic letters)
Some of the weak passwords are :- username, password, ferrari, 13121992 (D.O.B),ravi13121994
weak password are easily cracked
Example of strong passwords :- ***5tr0ngp@55w0rd***, *##*no1canbre@kthi5*##*, **$$th!5!$myp@$$w0rd$$**
Try changing your Facebook account password after every 1 week.
2. Enable Secure browsing
3. Enable Login Notification
Login notification system will send a e-mail and text message whenever some one login into your account.
4. Facebook Scams
Never enter your Facebook details on any Email, Facebook Lottery scam or online advertising.
Always remember Facebook will never ask you your old password via E-mail.
5. Try using Private Browsing
If you are using firefox as your web browser then always switch to private browsing so that it does not store any data, cookies, passwords in the hard disk.
6. Use Incognito Window
If you are a Google Chrome user then switch to “Incognito window” by pressingCtrl+Shift+N. Due to Incognito mode the websites you visit in this window won’t appear in your browser history or search history, and they won’t leave other traces, like cookies, on your computer after you close all the browser window.
7. Use WOT extension
WOT extension helps to find trustworthy websites based used on million users experiences and avoid untrustworthy links. WOT extension is available for all browser.
8. Don’t ‘Keep me logged in’
In the Facebook Log In page, there’s a small checkbox that says Keep me logged in. Make sure this box is unchecked. Then, log in as usual. With this on, you will be asked for your email and password every time you launch Facebook and your id and password will not be stored.
9. Use CCleaner
It is a tool for cleaning your Windows PC. It protects the privacy online and makes computer faster and more secure. Easy to use and a small, fast download.
10. Use Good Anti-virus
Anti-viruses have many plus points. Some anti virus have in built Phishing detector which detects fake pages.