Sunday, 5 February 2017

Simple Ways To Guard Your Facebook Account From Hackers And Unwanted Access

Simple Ways To Guard Your Facebook Account From Hackers And Unwanted Access

Facebook still boasts of being the largest social media platform ‎in the World. With an active user database of over 1.7Billion daily, it just means that two(2) in every seven people you meet is actually a Facebook user.

Being very robust, the platform is a fun avenue to connect with long lost friends, to upload your fun outing and holiday pictures, as well as those cheesy subliminal updates…. All fun! Fun!! Fun!!! … However it remains a target for hackers, and online scams, with increasing cases of online identity theft.

MUST READ: 5 Ways To Report A Fake Facebook Profile 


Here are 7 simple ways of safeguarding your Facebook account from malicious attacks by hackers and prevent unwanted access:-


1. Regular Password Change



Simple Ways To Guard Your Facebook Account From Hackers And Unwanted Access

Changing your password after a timed interval helps keep your login access safe. How often you’d want to do this is largely up to convenience and ease of remembering the new passwords as you change.


2.‎ Don’t Just Use Any Password, Use A Strong One


Simple Ways To Guard Your Facebook Account From Hackers And Unwanted Access

Always endeavour to make your password a combination of alphabets, numbers and special characters (+=-;/#*@&). This enhances it’s strength and reduces the probability of anyone guessing it correctly. Also read: Passwords That Can Easily Be Cracked By Hackers.


3. Mobile Number Authentication


Simple Ways To Guard Your Facebook Account From Hackers And Unwanted Access

Authenticating your Facebook account with your ‎mobile phone number helps you in the event of a password reset. This also becomes This can be done under the “Mobile” sub section of your “Settings”.


4. ‎End All Active Login Sessions


Simple Ways To Guard Your Facebook Account From Hackers And Unwanted Access

For those of us with a number of gadgets, it’s quite normal that we probably would login to Facebook from our phone, tablet, laptop, etc. Having so many open‎/active login sessions could expose you to lurkers and hackers. You could end the unwanted active sessions by accessing the “Where You’re Logged In” under the “Security Page” of your “Settings” and “End Activity”.


5. Avoid The “Keep Me Logged In” Option


Simple Ways To Guard Your Facebook Account From Hackers And Unwanted Access


If you happen to browse the Internet a lot from a cybercafe or business cent‎re, it’s advised you employ the use of the “Incognito” browser option. This prevents the storage of cookies as well as personal details should in case you login to your Facebook account from such public places.


6. Login Like A “Shadow”

Simple Ways To Guard Your Facebook Account From Hackers And Unwanted Access

If you happen to browse the Internet a lot from a cybercafe or business cent‎re, it’s advised you employ the use of the “Incognito” browser option. This prevents the storage of cookies as well as personal details should in case you login to your Facebook account from such public places.


7. Just Log Out

Simple Ways To Guard Your Facebook Account From Hackers And Unwanted Access

The safest protection option would be to just end or logout of Facebook once you’re done with it anytime. It’s that simple.

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Engineer Alex is a part time blogger and tech geek from Nigeria. Apart from blogging he is a student. He loves to write about technology, blogging, SEO, Internet Marketing, Make Money online, Social Media, Android, Windows and other interesting topics likes technology solutions. He is Founder of KraftyShare blog and He love to share what he knows.

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