When Hackers Sneak Into Your Facebook Account

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Some helpful tips to drive away hackers sneaking in your email address. Get to know their ways of ripping off usernames and passwords from people's accounts.

When Hackers Sneak Into

Your Facebook Account


How nice and fulfilling it would be if you have many friends and get lots of

facebook likes in your account. Now you have the prestige of being known and

friendly to others. But have you ever given it a thought that there might come

a time that your account will get hacked by others? Surely you've heard a lot of

complaints with this ongoing crisis among facebook users. And you might be

included in the long list of these victims.

If you don't want your account to get hacked by others, you must follow a

series of precautions which will strengthen the security of your facebook

account.


Safeguard Your Email Address

1. Start off by customizing your account. Head straight to the Edit Profile,

Contact Information and click on the icon beside your email address. Hit

the check on the 'only me' button. This prevents the hacker from

tracking your account, because some only need your email address in

sneaking inside your account. One of those methods done by most

hackers is called 'phishing'; wherein users are often tricked in providing

their confidential account information by logging in to an identical web

page similar to Facebook. It is matched and paired up with a server sided

script to track the usernames and passwords of their victims.

2. When going to account settings, check “secure browsing” and “Send me

an email when a new computer or mobile device logs into this account”

option and have it saved. This gives your hacker a hard time in searching

for your account or email address online.


Hacking Types

1. Phishing - common and easy among hackers. They get passwords and

usernames by luring Facebook users into logging in into identical web

pages of the site. But the difference with this page is that it is paired up

with a server sided script to automatically keep track of your credentials.

To dodge phishing, be wary and doubtful of several apps and widgets

showing from time to time with your account. Check the URL of its

address bar before logging in. And also, avoid logging in to several

Facebook widgets. Always do the Safe Search when searching on

something.

2. Keylogging - type of computer virus that tracks down keystrokes.

Keyloggers can be installed in a computer system. It works even more if

the hacker has personal access on the victim's computer. To avoid this

hacking scheme, avoid downloading free toolbars and software online.

Install a good antivirus and have your PC updated regularly if you have

time.

3. Social Engineering - a hacking scheme which involves sending you an

email in your account to change your password. Usually, these scheme

will pretend to be Facebook which will make you believe and follow its

instructions. This type of hacking will ask you to change your password

to 12345678 or make you do something weird, like sending out your

confidential details only to prove that you are an active user on

Facebook. To avoid this scheme, increase your awareness during chats

and discussions.

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