Nowadays, the greatest and most popular social media in the world is Facebook. In a research of 2017, there are up to 2.07 billion Facebook users in the world, and it grows up in every second. Facebook is holding lots of personal information so to protect them from theft is a big issue. So a question arises in your mind is “How to secure Facebook account From Hacking?”.
All user are afraid of one thing. Guess what?
It is their privacy and security.
How the Facebook account got hacked?
You do not want anyone to use your identity to do some bad things. There are some peoples who called themselves Hackers. They can only take your account by using their guessing power and some software.
So How to secure Facebook account From Hacking?
Don’t worry. Below, I am giving some easy but effective tips and tricks. Here is the Ultimate Facebook security Guide 2018.
Let’s Secured Your Account and go through these privacy setting:
We are dividing our methods into three categories, so you can have a better understanding. The categories are
1# Choose A Strong Password:
Most of the users choose the name of their girlfriend, boyfriend, pets, birth date, phone number etc as their password. Someone can easily guess their password. You have to choose a strong and weird word as a password.
- Choose a password including symbols like ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ + = *.
- Use the letters in lower case and upper case.
- Don’t use this password on any other website.
- Don’t share this with anyone.
- And note down the password in a safe place. after all, you don’t want to forget this.
2# Don’t be Lazy:
Just think, last time when you changed your password?
Most of the peoples lost their account for one reason. Because they are too lazy to change their password. Even there are some peoples who don’t change their password from the time they created their accounts. It’s too dangerous. To avoid to be hacked, you can use a password maximum 3 months.
3# Make your Username Private:
Now it is all about the password. But what about the username? Most of the users are not interested in the privacy of their username. But do you know someone can erase your password and can set a new one when he/she have your username? It is possible by using the feature of Facebook, called ‘Forgotten Password’.
So make some privacy on your phone number or email that you are using as your username.
4# Wary From Insecure Software:
Most of the new software are using Facebook to sign in to their system. Don’t sign in on any software by using Facebook as usually. Maybe it will be a trap. Before sign in, please check the reviews.
5# Get Notification When Logged In:
Now you have a strong and unshakeable password. But if still, someone logged in your account, how can you know that?
Just go to the setting of your facebook account and click on security setting. Here you can see the feature called ‘Get alerts about unrecognized logins‘. You have to turn on this and if any unrecognized log in arrives, Facebook will notify you by text message or email.
Facebook > Setting > Security and Log In > Get alerts about unrecognized logins > Turn It On.
6# Take Help to Overcome Your Trouble:
If you are a regular user of Facebook, there are some friends whom you trust as well. When you will have trouble in login, they can help you. Just go to the setting of your facebook account, then the security and log in. Now you can see a feature named ‘Choose 3 to 5 friends to contact if you are locked out‘. Select 3 or 5 contacts whom you most trust. That’s all. In future when you will have trouble to log in, they all will receive a confirmation message. Take their help and you will log in again.
Facebook > Setting > Security and Log In > Choose 3 to 5 friends to contact if you are locked out > Choose friends > Turn It On.
7# Use 2nd Factor Method For Extra Security:
You can use 2nd-factor method for extra security. Go to the security setting. Here you can see a feature named ‘Use two-factor authentication‘. Just turn on this, and every time when you log in, Facebook will send you an OTP code that you can use. You can also use U2F to give your security an extra layer.
Facebook > Setting > Security and Log In > Use two-factor authentication > Turn It On.
If you can protect your Facebook account in this digital world then you can secure your private life also. And you can throw away the fear of getting hacked. I think this article on “Bhow to secure facebook account from hacking?” has been well explained here and you will love to share this article to your friend. That’s all. Use those methods and no one can break your security.