For most of us we cannot do without checking out our Facebook account daily even at a very busy schedule. And for decades now, Facebook has been one of the world major source of information and a place to meet new people even when other social media try to beat the social network. Over the past years and since Facebook was launched, we have seen what Instagram tries to do but couldn’t beat Facebook, even when Facebook bought Instagram, the social media still remain the most visited in the whole world. The Google plus came during this period but was killed because it couldn’t withstand the turbulent. So many others have come during this period, but Facebook remains the giant of them all. Even when Facebook faced with users-privacy, the social media still remain at the top. However, with all these attributes, if you choose to learn more about the Facebook login, how to protect your Facebook account from hackers and why your Facebook account is hacked, I personally do no think it’s a waste.
In this guide however, we’ll educate you on why most hackers have access to your Facebook password and hack your Facebook account and how to keep your Facebook login secure from hackers.
How to Secure Facebook Login
I have learned a lot over the past few years, especially on how to keep my online password secure. If you are not so careful you’d be the one to handover your login password and username to a hacker unknowingly.
So, in this discuss, I’ll share with you various appraoches you need to keep to heart to make sure that your Facebook account login is always secure.
1. Do not Click on links you knows nothing about.
The fastest way for a Facebook hacker to hack a Facebook account is using a phishing link to grab your Facebook username and password. I almost fell into this pit some years back but was smart to know that the person that posted the link wanted to know my password by forcing me to log into my Facebook account before I’d be able to access the content.
If you have fallen into this before you should be able to remember this type of a link. In most cases, these phishing links are what you’d want to read with appealing titles.
However, the moment you click on the link to the post or article you’d be taken to a new page entirely where you’d be asked to log into your Facebook account to read the full article.
Once you entered your Facebook login and click on the login button you have automatically granted the hacker access to keep your Facebook password and username on the database of the phishing site the hacker used.
Once you fell into this trap the solution left for you is to change your Facebook password in time before the hacker get to log into your Facebook account.
However, when your Facebook account is successfully hacked by this so called hacker, the hacker would be able to perform the following.
- Change your Facebook password
- Change your Facebook phone number
- Chnage your password recovery email and phone number
- Change your Facebook name
- Change the profile picture
In short, the hacker has the same right you as the real owner have once you reveal your password and username. The hacker can also take over your group if you have a hug group list.
2. Do not use a Browser Password Manager
I could not resist doing this because it saves time. But, when you use a public computer please do not use the browser’s password manager to save your password because you are not the only one using it.
A password manager is a tool or browsers feature to help users to save their passwords on the browser so that when next the user is visiting the same website there would be no need to self-enter the password again as the browser will automatically enter the saved password and the username.
While the password will be in asteric it will not be easy for the new user other than you to reveal the password. However, if the user has the password to the computer (Admin password) the user can go to the browser’s password manager to copy your account password such as Facebook password, Gmail password, Yahoo login password with their usernames and decided to change them and take over your account.
So, be conscious of this as you may lose your valuable doing this. However, if you must use the browser’s password do endeavour to use a 3rd-party password manager to generate a single password lock for you to lock all saved password on your PC.
3. Change your Facebook Login Often
This is hilarious right? Yes, it’s very hilarious. However, precaution is better that cure so they say and this saying has not changed. Whether you are under a hacker survelliance or not, it’s advisable to at least change your password once in 4 months.
It’s not necessary you change the entire password. You can just add a digit or an additional alphabet to it to override the old password.
It’s very easy to change Facebook password so this shouldn’t take you to forever to achieve. Meanwhile, always write down your latest password so that you won’t forget the new password when you change from the old one to the new old.
Unlike before, changing your Facebook password can be really tasking for most people most especially if you can’t remember your Facebook security questions and lot more.
4. Use Facebook 2-step Authentication
I call this feature second layer account protection for all Facebook users and to make sure you always have a step ahead of the hackers. The statement below is according Facebook.
Two-factor authentication is a security feature that helps protect your Facebook account in addition to your password. If you set up two-factor authentication, you’ll be asked to enter a special login code or confirm your login attempt each time someone tries accessing Facebook from a computer or mobile device we don’t recognize.
You can also get alerts when someone tries logging in from a computer we don’t recognize.
I believe that is explanatory enough? So, to take your Facebook security to another layer, kindly enable the two-step authentication following the procedures below.
Enable Facebook Two-Step Authentication
Here is how to enable Facebook two step authentication on your Facebook account.
- Log into your Facebook account
- Click on the drop menu and select Settings
- Tap on Security and Login
- Go to use two-factor authentication
- Tap on it to edit it
- Choose the authentication method from the options and follow the instructions on the screen.
- Right in the front of the authentication method click on Enable
When you are at the point to select your authentication method, you can choose:
- Text message (SMS) codes from your mobile phone.
- Login codes from a third party authentication app.
- Approving your login attempt from a device we recognize.
- Using one of your recovery codes.
- Tapping your security key on a compatible device.
These authentication methods differ from one another and you can only select just one.
With these approaches being put in place correctly, your Facebook login will be fully secured from hackers and secure your Facebook account from get hacked.