Even though people are using Facebook extensively, most of them are not aware of the security options of Facebook that protects them from Facebook hacking and leakage of their personal data. A faction of people thinks that their profile is always protected and intact. Awareness should be given to Facebook users about the lurking dangers in Facebook and how can they defend them.
There are in-built security protocols within the application that can help you stay away from dangerous Facebook hackers. In this blog we are going to list some of the safety protocols available within Facebook.
Use app passwords.
In their new update, Facebook has come up with a brilliant security feature called the “App password” to avoid Facebook hacking. What they do is create a unique password for all the application which is interfacing Facebook. By this method, you don’t have to put your main password at stake. To activate this setting, go to “Account settings” and select “App password”. From the tab that appears, select “generate app passwords”. This helps to set password to most of the applications but it was found that they don’t work efficiently with applications like Xbox, Skype, Spotify etc. In such cases, you may have to use your main password.
When you generate password, you can provide a name or description which is helps you to know about what application it is using. When you have generated the password, you can use them to connect the application with Facebook. By doing so you can reduce the possibility of Facebook hack. It is important that you remember or note down the password because once the password is generated, you won’t have the option to see them again. So better write it down somewhere.
To improve security, Facebook has introduced a new add on that tracks the login location and the city. The particular city where you have logged in is where your ISP is situated. So if you find a login attempt other than your location, it is a clear case of Facebook hack. This feature will help you identify sessions that are not yours and will show if you have been hacked. Try to check the sessions regularly so that you can have a clear picture of the activities of your account. If you find anything suspicious, change the password right away.
Customize your privacy- pick carefully who can view your profile and posts
Using the privacy settings, you can select the people who can access your wall and your profile. There are options to hide your post & lock the comment section from offensive people. For security reasons it is better to avoid Friends of Friends from accessing your profile. It is by this way most of the people become prey for Facebook hacking. Try to lock your account and change the privacy to “only friends”
In today’s society, every user is vulnerable to Facebook hack. Do you have any idea on how to protect yourself other than the basic security settings? Some don’t know about the privacy settings while some are just reluctant to check the privacy settings because they think that their account will not be hacked.
Whenever you are using Facebook, it is important you check your privacy settings to see they are “on”. Since Facebook is a daily updating application, it is possible that the privacy settings you customize today can go back to default settings tomorrow. So check them often!
With privacy settings you can avoid Facebook hack and the after affects. Security of your Facebook account is very much related to the http in the Navigation bar. When you are using Facebook, check the navigation bar and see what it looks like, http://www.facebook.com or https://www.facebook.com. For those who can’t find the difference, if the URL doesn’t have “s” then it means that you are not safe and your Facebook account can be hacked anytime. So to secure your account follow the below steps:
- Click “Account”
- Select “Account settings”
- Select “Account security”
- Click on to “Change”. In the drop down tab you can see “Secure browsing” box which you should check.
- Then click on the box to browse your Facebook securely. By following this simple step, the “s” will get added to your URL. Now save the settings for safe browsing.