Facebook is become number one website on the Web. Even you are also log in to it every single day from many devices, like from your mobile phone, computer, laptop and your office workstation. There is a chance that you may leave your Facebook account without logging out. If your account gets accessed by any strangers then it’s going to open up a large can of worms. So you should seriously try to prevent unwanted access to your account.
One more Possibility for Account Hack is; if your smartphone or device gets stolen then. It’s a whole different matter. There are many ways to prevent access to your Facebook Account. In this article, we will go through some important options you can take to prevent others from accessing your personal Facebook account.
So, lets get Started…
1. Strong Password
You already have your password created for Facebook however it is advisable for you to make sure your Facebook password is one of a kind and different from your other online accounts e.g. email, blog, hosting etc.
To change your password, go to Account Settings > General > Password.
The best password is the combination of Small and Capital letters, Numbers and Symbols.
2. Add Phone Number
Confirming your mobile number is one of many ways to enhance your account security on Facebook. This way, even when you lose or forget your password, Facebook will be able to send you a new one via SMS.
To add your mobile number, go to Account Settings > Mobile and click on Add a Phone.
Select your country and set the mobile carrier before clicking Next.
Now you will be given an instruction to send an SMS to the given number. Follow the instructions to get a code via SMS, and then enter the code into the column. You also have the option to Share your number with friends on Facebook and Allow friends to text me from Facebook. Select your preferences and click Next.
Now your mobile phone is registered with Facebook, and when the need arises, this connection will be useful to reactivate your Facebook account.
3. Activate Trusted Contacts
Almost everyone have trusted friends and of course they are your friends on Facebook. Or, you must have family members added on your account. So, why should you don’t add them as trusted contacts.
To add your trusted contact, go to Account Settings > Security and click on Trusted Contact.
Choose Trusted Contents
4. Activate Login Notification
When you or anyone login to new or untrusted browser then i will send Email or SMS.
To activate click Account Settings > Security and Login Notification
Click the check box of Email and Text Messages.
5. Activate Trusted Browser
Check once in a week your Trusted Browser.
To add your trusted browser, go to Account Settings > Security and click on Trusted Browsers.
6. Disconnect Previous Active Sessions
The good thing about Facebook is that it lets you know about your previous active sessions, where you log in from, and what devices you used to access your Facebook account. Now to make sure your account is safe, from the Account Settings > Security page, look for ‘Where You’re Logged In‘ and click on Edit.
Now all previous sessions will be listed, together with the current active session at the top of the list. Click on the link ‘End Activity‘ to kill the activities from other devices.
7. Don’t ‘Keep Me Logged In’
The moment you want to login to your Facebook account, at the Log In page, there’s a small check box that says Keep me logged in. Make sure this box is unchecked. Then, log in as usual. With this on, you will be asked for your email and password every time you launch Facebook.
8. Avoid Spam Links
Facebook is serious about spam and is always enhancing its features to make sure you are safe from being a victim to scams. The types of attacks include money scams through direct or indirect requests via Facebook messages, chat etc, phishing links that will redirect you to fake websites, malicious links that could retrieve your personal information or even harm your computer. There are also chances you may receive emails from ‘Facebook’ but it is actually from a phishing website, this is part of a scam.
9. Sign Out After Use
Lastly which is the most important for all (and definitely worth repeating), never forget to log out from your Facebook account.
10. Don’t Share your Password to Anyone
Never share your Password to anyone whether he/she is your Friend or any Family Member.