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How to prevent your Facebook Account from getting hacked?

Jun 18, 2011

The popularity of the Facebook is getting more and more around the world day by day. But there are some security risks and issues with the site that can put its users serious risk if they aren’t careful. The number of Facebook account hacking have been increased during the past days. Face book has unique features that make this more danger even likely.  For example, it’s very common to post personal information which can be used to steal the user’s identity.

Be careful using any application that asks to access the profile. It’s very important to safeguard your account and protect personal information from exposure, because when the hacker exposes any information he or she will expose your friend’s personal information too. So even if you don’t have any sensitive information on your profile your fiend might.

Preventive Measures

People say always prevention is better than cure. It is very easy to prevent your account from hackers than to recover after the account is hacked. Here I’m going to highlight few security practices that can prevent your face book account as well as any account from hackers.

Using Internet Explorer

There are some security loopholes with Internet Explorer. I recommend using Firefox instead of using Internet Explorer. One of the better feature with Firefox is the entire ass-on are very vital. They are:

Adblock Plus – can’t see any ads

No Script – prevent from website to run Javascript unless you permit it.

Avoid Clicking on Links

Avoid click on a link contained in any email message and also never type the URL directly into the address bar of the browser. When you get any email with a link don’t click on it. Just copy and past the link on Google and search. You can see at the very top of the search page the page you expected. You will also find the comments about phishing, maleware, etc.

Consider a Strong Password

The password you select at least should have 6-8 characters and should include letters and digits which increase the strength of the password. Don’t use same password for more than one site and make sure your Facebook password is completely different from others.

Always log out when you are done

Keep in mind always log out when you’re done. In some websites there are cookies which enable users to remember the password, so they don’t have to log in very time. But this is convenient and safe for home desktops.

Chang e the Password as often as you can

If you change your pass word so often, it makes harder to remember the password. The point is when ever any one figure out password and tries to steal your account by that time you have changed the password.

Use Anti-virus and anti-spyware software

Always scan you computer system for viruses and malwares and make sure that you keep updated your anti virus software with current updates.