This post was last updated on September 20th, 2013 at 05:47 pm
We often keep hearing that someone lost his Facebook account because it was hacked. Facebook account hacking is not new and it is happening every day. Sometimes, it feels like there is no way to stop Facebook account hacking. Although Facebook is trying its best to update its security measures in a way that no account can be compromised but according to a survey, most of the accounts get hacked due to the negligence of account owner. In this post, we will be sharing some tips with you with the help of which you can protect your account from getting hacked.
1 – Enable HTTPS
Whenever you type the Facebook address in your browser to sign into your account, make sure that you type https before that address. Some people use http which is of no use. By using https, you can encrypt the connection and communication.
2 – Disable Online Chat
You may think that what is the point of using Facebook when I have to disable online chat? Well, I have disabled chat since last couple of years and believe me I’m still alive. In fact, I am living happily now because I don’t spend limitless time chatting with my friends on Facebook and secondly, my account is secure from hackers. There are different applications designed by hackers that when you use them create a trigger as soon as you go to online chat.
3 – Review Third Party Apps
I have stopped using any kind of third party apps on Facebook but still, I have to give to access to certain apps for my own needs. The best thing that you can is to not to play games and use bogus third party apps on Facebook. If you are a game freak then buy a console for you to do hardcore gaming. Also, review third party apps that you have used in past and make sure to unsubscribe from all of those that you no longer use anymore.
4 – Activate Text Message Notifications
This is the best feature so far by Facebook for account security. My own Facebook account was hacked a few months ago and if I wasn’t using text message notifications, I would have lost my account. Anytime, your account is used from a new device, you get a text from Facebook and if you are not the one who logged into account then by taking an immediate action, you can avoid hacking attack.
5 – Differentiate Between Public And Private Email Addresses
Keep in mind that the email address that you use on Facebook is not your private email address because just by using it with Facebook, you made it Public. A good idea is to make a public email address that you link with all your social profiles and stuff but keep in mind that the same email address should not be used for private or professional purpose.
If you will keep above tips in your mind and follow them, you will definitely reduce the chances of getting your Facebook account hacked.