10 Ways to Protect Your Facebook Account from Facebook HackersBy Partho, Gaea News Network
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Facebook suffers from a number of security issues. Users can run into serious risk in case they are not careful. What’s more important is that users should be able to protect his/her own profile form these viruses than that for Facebook developers itself has some of the viruses or an attempt to hack your profile. The number of facebook account hacking seems to be on the increase and this page is in response to a friend who asked what to do after her account is hacked. Any online account is in danger of being hacked. With its unique features the risk of hacking aggravates. To help you out in protecting your Facebook account we have assembled a list of top 10 Facebook accounts from Facebook Hackers.
1. Proper Facebook login
Avoid clicking on any URL in email or other documentation to open Facebook Login page. Go to the Facebook page and enter login details to access the account. Try to redirect clicks in most common way to hack Facebook account and it might be easily avoided.
2. Virus in Facebook Inbox
Send profile friends a personal message that contains a link that redirects you to an infected page. The link was actually send by a hacked Facebook profile. Most of the links are now blacklisted with Malware warnings on them.
3. Don’t use Facebook public shared PC
Always delete cookies and clear the cache after using Facebook from a public shared computer.
Facebook will never send you an email asking you to change your password or enter personal details. It’s the reason of your hacked public profile as well even, if you logged out from the Facebook account.
4. Fake home page
Don’t ignore a warning from official Facebook. There are “hot chicks” whom you might not know and they might look like some Hollywood starlet might be a guy. Avoid profile’s without a profile pic. You might find any friends in common with you. In case if an account is compromised, hackers might still learn certain things about you from your profile, or could send you a message via the friend’s account to attract malware site.
5. Use browser add-on
For Facebook you might use the following Firefox add-on
Adblock Plus - You might not see any ads
6. File Download
Don’t download any file from official Facebook as you can reset your password weekly or monthly. Reset your password in case of strange activities. Don’t delete your hacked profile.
6. Avoid clicking links on willy-nilly
In case you click on a status update that a friend posted on your wall and it looks fishy. Their account could be compromised. When your clicking takes you to a Facebook application that you are or could send you a message via the friends account to g
7. Don’t give in to fake emails
It’s a recent attack on Facebook that sends user an email to reset your password. These e-mails were actually sent to infect the computer. To know more read the latest Facebook virus via password. Facebook will never send you an email asking you to change your password or enter personal details. You should know that Facebook would never ask you to do certain like sending you an email to change your password or enter personal details. If need you to do that you to change your password or email personal details.
8. Make your password stronger
Use a mix of letters, digits and punctuation. Use both capital and lowercase letters, digits and punctuation. Try to use a mix of both capital and lowercase letters. The shorter your password, the easier it is to hack, especially if it’s a common word or name.
Those who find it difficult to consider using an usual phrase or combo of words that only you or few people might know then substitute some of the letters with digits and/or punctuation. Keep the password stored in safe place.
Use strong password with proper mix of number, alphabets and capital letters. You might be able to use the nickname, date of birth, pet name of password as these can be easily broken into. Reset your password weekly or monthly.
do something about that else consider using an unusual phrase or combo of words that only you or few people might know then substitute some of the letters with digits and/or punctuation. Keep your password stored in safe place. Consider using an unsual phrase or combo of words that only you or few people might know.
9. Don’t believe all email
The honest web services will never ask you to do certain things in an email. Facebook will never send you an email asking you to change your password or enter personal details. In case your clicking takes you to a Facebook application that you’re unsure of there’s no obligation to click though. AllFacebook Editors Nick O’Neil pasted a fake ‘Like photo’ application. Facebook will never send you an email asking you to change your password or enter personal details. They will like you to do that. They tell you where in your account settings you can go to do that.
10. Password reset email
Reset your password weekly or monthly. In case you notice any strange case try to reset your password immediately.
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