Protect yourself from being hacked
Facebook is a great social media platform to bring people together however you must take some steps to protect your privacy
Following are the methods
1.UNCHECK “KEEP ME LOGGED IN”
Uncheck the “keep me logged in” option and log out after each session. If it is your personal computer or laptop you can keep checked as these devices are not commonly shared with others.
Most of the time we do do check as we think not to ask for login details frequently after the browser or session has been closed which leads to hacking or misleading of your personal information.,so keep in mind that not to do it from now.
2.END PREVIOUS ACTIVE SESSIONS
End previous active sessions to end your facebook activities from other devices, as I said before we need to be aware while we log in other devices that may be of your friends or family members.
Because nowadays we cannot trust on anyone, we should not trust even as the generation follows the digital trend and everyone wants to know about you like what you are doing on social platforms and with whom you are more sticky all this information is our personal identity and we don’t want to leak this information.
3.CONFIRM YOUR MOBILE NUMBER
Confirm your mobile number so facebook can send you the information regarding your recent logins and your forgotten password through SMS.
I would like to recommend here that you should not link your personal mobile number not only on facebook on any social media or something on the web that ask for mobile number just provide the secondary number.
4. LIMIT PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU SHARE
Do not post your birthday, mother’s maiden name or copies of your driving license(license number), personal identities that have been provided by government or any other officials as people can use this sensitive personal information in a negative way.
Browse in a secure mode by making sure you have turned the “Secure Browsing Option”.Using this option will act as a firewall for your facebook account.
Block specific people to prevent them from starting conversions or viewing your timeline. As many of us see some unknown people send a friend request or tag us in unnecessary things. Personally we don’t know them but they want to know about us, so they do all these cheap tricks. So be aware of all these tricks and block the people you don’t know.
Filter messages so that you only get messages from friends or people you know. This is the main concept of securing your facebook account as most of the people in this world are getting aware of scripts that make to re-login and your login information is stored in their database.
Also, we have phishing attacks that work the same, some unknown or known people will send us some kind of link t saying that it contains some important information in it we as a normal person wants to know what information is being stored in it.
We just click on the link and it will redirect you to another page where it will ask for your user credentials. Like this, they misguide the users to know their personal information.
8.RESTRICT YOUR PROFILE
Look for settings that can restrict who sees what on your profile. Limit the users from viewing personal information like birthday, mobile number, friend list, parents name etc…
Password is the key to all the security aspects. Usually, people keep their mobile number, birth date, surname etc as their password but no one is a fool in this world if he/she wants to guess your password they will go for passwords based on your personal information, so use a strong password that is “different from other accounts you use”.
I would like to recommend using a password that has the combination of upper case, lower case, numeric and special characters as these kinds of passwords cant be guessed easily. Password should be like “aabbAABB142@!”.So, stop using your personal information as your password.
So, this was how to protect yourself from being hacked. From the above methods will provide more security for your personal information as per my view. If you have any queries regarding this article please make sure to comment below I will get back to you soon. And if you like the article please share it with your friends and family members. Keep supporting us!!!