Protecting Facebook account is so much important. People are simply creating their Facebook account and posting all personal information on it. But they never try to protect it. Simple things will make your account to be hacked by any common friend of yours. Today i will tell you how to protect your Facebook account from being hacked. First thing you have to keep in mind that a Facebook Account is very easy to hack specially for a person to whom you are very close with. If you have not taken any necessary steps to protect it, so you can lose you Facebook account. If you are serious about your Facebook account then follow some steps below to protect your Facebook account to be hacked.
Never Use Your Full Name
Many time is happens that most of our friends do not know about our full name, so why you give it out to complete strangers? Yeah, you can use your family name. No matter if anyone knows that, it will not affect your privacy. You can use your family name as well as nickname. Don’t give your middle name to anyone. That is starting to identify you from thousands of other people with a first and last name like yours. If your real friends know you as your nickname, use that nickname as your first name online. Don’t write your middle name, leave it blank or add a fake name.
HTTPS is very necessary for secure browsing on internet. Whenever you bookmark any URL for Facebook or any of your other social networks, be sure to use HTTPS instead of HTTP. This feature is very helpful, it will protect you from opening any kind of pages that contain any virus or use any hacking script. It will encrypt your communications. If you want to access any application then you will have to disable it. This feature will provide you the high level of protection. You can see the below image how to enable HTTPS option in facebook.
Attach Cell Phone to Your Facebook Account
Attaching Cell Phone to your facebook accout is one of the most important feature to protect your facebook account from being hacked, In case, If a hacker stole your ID and password of Facebook, then the hacker will try to sign in to your account from an unknown computer & location, Facebook will ban that sign in even if hacker entered the correct ID & password, Facebook block this log in because of an unknown computer try to log in your account then Facebook will send a message into your cell number to verify that log in. This all will happen when you will turn on this feature, go to your account setting – >account security – > mark check on log in approvals or account setting – >mobile – > add a Phone.
Don’t Display Your Facebook Account ID
There is a very common mistake done by everyone. We display our Facebook login ID details in our info page on Facebook. Which is a direct hint to the hacker saying which ID you are using to login the Facebook account. By getting your account ID a hacker can just hack your account in 30 Seconds. Just see the screenshot below.
You can find this page in your info tab. I suggest you to remove your personal info like Email and phone number soon.
There is common and simple password used by many facebook users. “password123” or “12345” is very weak password. You should always choose a strong password for the protection of your facebook account. Remember one thing more; don’t use the same password for your email account. Please select a different password for the facebook account & email account.
Avoid Facebook Applications
Avoid using facebook application. Be careful to use any application on facebook because the applications on can access your account information at anytime. Many application send request to use your personal information & you have no idea that what they will do with that information. Many hackers develop attractive applications to attract facebook user & when you use that application, hacker steel information from your account.
Protecting Your Personal Facebook Account ID
Let spouse, you are using Gmail account to sign in into your facebook account. It is very necessary to protect your email account. This is the most important thing, which most of the internet user forget. You can use 2-step verification to secure your Gmail account. And If you are using yahoo or other email, then please make sure your account are properly protected and verified.
Don’t give your personal information to anyone. Most of us are reliable by nature. Remember a trusted friend today may not be a trusted friend in the future. Think carefully about what you post online and how you safeguard the information.
Do Not Buy Anything Through Facebook
There are many applications on facebook where you will have to pay for, don’t buy anything from facebook application, you may just use the free items they offer.
There is a very important thing that should be noted that the most of the users select the common and easy password, which is very easy to hack. Remember to choose a strong password when creating an email account.
1. Change your password at least twice a month.
2. Use different password on different website sites. Never use the same password. If your password is the same everywhere the hacker can now log into your financial accounts.