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How hackers are hacking Facebook Account & How vĩ đại stop them?

Facebook is, undoubtedly, the most popular social networking trang web with more phàn nàn 500 million active users. Due vĩ đại its popularity, many hackers (or should I say crackers?) are actively involved in hacking Facebook accounts of unsuspecting users. This article outlines the many strategies that such hackers use vĩ đại gain access vĩ đại Facebook accounts of hundreds of users each day and how you can stop them from hacking your tài khoản.

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Facebook is one of the prime target of hackers!

Facebook Hacking: E-Mail Address Hack

I have always been puzzled by Facebook’s leniency in this matter. All a hacker needs vĩ đại bởi is know your tin nhắn address and he will be displayed  a confirmation showing your name even if he enters the wrong password. How easily a hacker can then hack your Facebook tài khoản if he ‘guesses’ your password (if you use a weak password) or answers your security question! This is something I hope Facebook improves on quickly. Until Facebook does so sánh, here are some tricks you can use vĩ đại protect yourself from this vulnerability.

How vĩ đại safeguard your E-Mail Address?

Just follow these steps:-

  1. Hide your E-Mail Address from everyone by going vĩ đại Edit Profile>Contact Information>Clicking on the icon beside your tin nhắn address> checking ‘Only Me’.
  2. Change your primary tin nhắn address vĩ đại a one that is only known vĩ đại you by going vĩ đại Account Settings>Email> and changing your primary tin nhắn vĩ đại the new one (known only vĩ đại you) and removing your previous tin nhắn address.
  3. For additional security, when in Account Settings, kiểm tra ‘Secure browsing’ and ‘Send má an tin nhắn when a new computer or mobile device logs into this account’ and click Save.
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A hacker at work!

Facebook Hacking: Phishing

Phishing is one of the easiest ways vĩ đại trick users into giving out their login credentials. All a hacker does is setup a webpage similar in design vĩ đại that of the Facebook homepage, attach a server sided script vĩ đại track the username and password entered and store it in a log. Sending people emails stating that someone tagged a photo of them on Facebook in the same format as Facebook and giving a liên kết below vĩ đại the phishing trang web further reduces the chances of it being detected as a fake. Sometimes, spam Facebook apps, lượt thích those promising vĩ đại tell who viewed your Facebook profile, automatically post links vĩ đại phishing websites. A new trend amongst phishers is creating Facebook look-a-like widgets for stealing user’s login credentials.

How vĩ đại prevent yourself from being phished?

At all costs, avoid clicking on suspicious links. Moreover, always kiểm tra the URL in the address bar before signing in. Avoid logging in through various “Facebook widgets” offered by websites and blogs. Instead, use Facebook’s homepage vĩ đại sign in. Always try vĩ đại use Safe Search while searching. If you bởi manage vĩ đại get phished, report the trang web so sánh that others may get a warning before visiting it.

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Keylogging through Keyloggers

Keylogger is a type of computer virus that tracks key strokes. Keyloggers can be installed remotely on a computer system by a cracker vĩ đại record all the activity that is going on the victim’s computer. Keylogging gets more easy if the hacker has physical access vĩ đại the victim’s computer.

How vĩ đại stop keyloggers?

Install a good antivirus and update it frequently. Do not click on suspicious links and avoid downloading illegal software. Also, avoid installing không tính tiền toolbars and other such spam software. Always scan third-person’s flash and pen drives before using them on your computer.

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Social Engineering

Social engineering involves using any trick vĩ đại fool the user into making himself vulnerable vĩ đại exploits. This could involve anything from sending spoof emails, pretending vĩ đại be from Facebook, telling you vĩ đại change your password vĩ đại 12345678 vĩ đại a hacker maliciously getting out the answer vĩ đại your Security Question in a friendly chat or discussion.

How vĩ đại prevent yourself from being socially engineered?

Stay aware during chats and discussions. Use a tough security question, preferably one whose answer you would never disclose vĩ đại anyone. Moreover, Facebook, or any other company for that matter, will never ask you vĩ đại change your password vĩ đại 12345678 or bởi something as silly as asking you vĩ đại send out your login details vĩ đại prove that you are an active user. Always think before taking actions and your e-life on Facebook will be safe from hackers looking vĩ đại hack Facebook accounts.