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Monday, October 15, 2018

7 Best Ways To Protect Your Facebook Account From Hackers




As we know Facebook has become part of many people’s life. It’s a platform where interaction with friends and colleagues has become active. Many people also see it as an avenue to extend themselves and their businesses. Given its importance, it is however worrisome for your account to be hacked; depending on ulterior motive of the hackers, which may include the following : damaging your advertising channels, reputation or even cost you money, it is paramount to take the following steps immediately you notice that your account has been hacked.

1.           1. Create a Strong Password: Do much to avoid using your, birthdate, or common words in your password, make your password difficult to guess. A strong password will be at least 8 characters in length, but the more the better. The longer (more characters) your password is, the more time it will take the hacker to crack it.




        2. Do Not Use Your Password In A Different Device.  Ensure that you create a different password for every web service/website you use. It’s not enough to do the same password with different numbers (eg., password1, password2 …).[5] o If you’re feeling uncreative and have difficulty thinking up new passwords, use an online password generator — just make sure it’s from a trustworthy source.

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          3. Use A Password Manager.  As you create more strong and unique passwords, it will likely be difficult to remember them all. There are many good password managers available that will encrypt and safely store your passwords.  You might even have a password manager built into your operating system — for example, Mac users have the keychain password manager available to them for free.  If you don’t want to use a password manager, use a passphrase, for example: “I like big butts and I cannot lie!” might become iLbBaIcL


4                  4. Change Your Password Once Every Six Months. This goes for all of your passwords — not just your Facebook one. If you find it difficult to remember to do this, set a reminder on your calendar.


5.        5. Do Not Share Your Facebook Password With Anyone. In fact, don’t share any of your passwords with anyone!

6.      Avoid Using The “Remember Password” Feature On Web Browsers. This is particularly important if you are not using your own computer. When the “remember password” prompt comes up and you are not at your own computer, click on the “not now” button. 
If you have set a master password for your browser, you can use the “remember password” function, as having a master password will prompt anyone trying to see your passwords to enter another password (one created by you) just to show the passwords.  Whether your browser automatically saves your passwords in a master password-protected file will depend on your operating system and your browser.  You can ensure that a master password is in effect by checking your browser preferences.


7.  Only type your password into trusted computers. If you are using a computer that you don’t know or trust, avoid doing anything that requires you to enter your password. Hackers commonly use keystroke loggers on computer systems that record everything you type, including passwords. If it’s not possible for you to avoid typing a password into a computer you don’t trust, change your password as soon as you can once you’re back at your own computer. 

 
 

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