Speaking of Facebook,It is fast approaching the 1 billion mark, a milestone no social networking website has ever achieved. But with so many user accounts comes the problem of protecting the users' personal information. Facebook has been hacked time and again.What you may not have heard is how you can avoid Happening this to you..Facebook has been proactively removing the unpleasant images from user feeds and profiles, but they aren't gone entirely.
You are the guardian of your own information within Facebook, so you have to do your part as well. Here are some simple things you can do to keep any hack attempts at bay. Fortunately, this is pretty simple, here is some of the simple tips that you can make use of,
Don't click on links if you're not sure
What To Do If You've Fallen Victim:In the event you make the mistake of clicking a bum link, or think you may have clicked a bad link in the past, change your password right away.
Most importantly, I have been seeing many updates recently of people checking out applications that show you 'who viewed your profile in the past month' or something similar. According to Facebook, this simply isn't possible for any third-party app, and even Facebook has no plans to implement such a feature. So these things definitely are scams; avoid them.
- Create a strong password for authentication
Enable secure HTTPS connection
In the past, Facebook used secure connections for user logins. It used the HTTPS (HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure) only when you entered a password. But now, Facebook provides secure data transactions throughout the website. For some of you, secure browsing might already be turned on. You can spot a secured connection when you see a 'https://' at the start of the URL in the address bar. You can also see a lock icon there. If it is there, well and good. If not, you need to turn on SSL encryption.
To turn on encryption, go to your Account Settings. Choose Security from the left sidebar. Now on the right side, check whether Secure Browsing is enabled. If it's not, then please enable it by editing the option. That's it. There's one thing to remember though; encrypted pages take longer to load. So grow some patience :)
Enable login notification
One Time Password in login approval
Logging out from Facebook
Here is a short video from Facebook summarizing how you can defend your Facebook account from potential hack attacks.
If you do all of this, you should be nice and safe. Happy Facebooking, and enjoy facebook. :-)