How to make your Facebook account hackproof?

Facebook is a vital part of our everyday lives for many of us. It's where we communicate with friends and co-workers, keep up with our favourite celebrities, and keep up with the newest news. Because many of us consider Facebook an extension of ourselves, having your account hacked may be more than humiliating. A hacked Facebook account can ruin your reputation, reveal personal information, and even cost you money. In this article, we will share a few tips that you can use to make your Facebook account hackproof.

Select a strong password

Let's start with one of the most primary aspects − selecting a secure password. It is the first and often the best security tool for keeping intruders at bay. Make sure it's long enough (12 to 14 characters or more), has a variety of characters, and doesn't contain any personal information, which may readily be socially engineered.

Most essential, do not use this password elsewhere on the Internet. It would be beneficial if you created a separate password for each account you have, and they should all be random sequences of characters.

Finally, be on the lookout for attempts by outsiders to gain your password through dubious means. Do not click on untrustworthy links, such as those in emails that ask you to do so.

Create authenticators among your friends

If Facebook detects an unauthorised login or hacking attempt, your account will be locked, and you will be unable to access it. The procedure for regaining account access used to be lengthy and confusing, but now Facebook allows you to designate up to five trusted friends to assist you in regaining access. If you are locked out of your account, these friends can send you verification codes to assist you in recovering access.

Enable Two-Factor Authentication on Facebook

The two-factor authentication (2FA) feature on Facebook is the most basic degree of security your account requires. Facebook has a two-factor authentication method built-in. Every time you log into the site, you must use a phone number or a particular mobile app. Beyond your password, two-factor authentication (or 2FA) adds an extra layer of security to your account.

Set a limit on how many people can view your posts

You may be sharing your information publicly if you've never specified an audience for your Facebook postings. When posting to Facebook, you can select an audience by clicking or tapping the small drop-down menu above (mobile) or below (computer) the type area (Public, Friends, etc.)

Take control of your Facebook data

A shortcut to 'Manage your data' is also available on the Facebook Information page. It would be best to choose whether you want to manage data on Facebook or Instagram when you use this tool. You have the complete choice on how and where Facebook uses any of your data if you use Facebook. You may customise your location data, contacts posted to Facebook, face recognition settings, ad preferences, and a variety of other options.

Accepting random friend requests is not a good idea

Any friend requests from people you don't know should be ignored right away.

You should not accept requests from people you don't know on Facebook, despite how unfriendly it may appear. When you add someone you don't know as a friend, they receive access to a lot of the data you've shared. Hackers and scammers can take advantage of this information to target your Facebook or email accounts. You should not give this information to strangers to ensure the security of your account.

Maintain control over your third-party logins

Instead of registering a new account from scratch, most websites and apps allow you to log in using your Facebook account. While this simplifies things, we frequently forget to deactivate Facebook access for these third-party apps and websites once we've stopped using them. Go to Apps and Websites under Settings. A list of all active apps and websites with access to your Facebook account will appear. You may pick and choose whatever apps you want to use.

Suspicious people should be blocked on Facebook

It's preferable to block someone who is bothering you, sending you many friend requests, or attempting to hack you. When you block someone, they won't know until they try to access your account. Blocking people removes them from your friend's list and trusted contacts and prevents them from bothering you.

Log out of Facebook when you're not using your computer

This is especially crucial if you're using a computer in a library or an Internet café where you'll be surrounded by people you don't know all day.

That's pretty much all there is to it when it comes to securing your Facebook account against hackers. Your Facebook account should now be about as protected as it can be from hackers.

Updated on: 16-Feb-2022


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