Does it mean that people’s information is not safe again? Still come to think of it, facebook has no really good information that could benefit a hacker. No credit card details. No bank record. But I noticed that hacked accounts have their pictures and names changed immediately and the original owner locked out.
But my question remains why is the security so easy to crack?
Facebook is the most popular social media platform for now, assume the internet is an ocean, Facebook is the part you can find 80% of the fishes, that’s why everybidy is under attack, you wouldn’t want to go fishing on the other side knowing that fact. Everybody all want to see what’s happeing inside another person’s account, hacker or not. Some time ago people wanted to hack into some others facebook accounts just to read their messages, I don’t know if they still feel like doing that nowadays.
But look at why I think everybodies account is being targeted. Facebook at a point woke up and took scammers by suprise by detecting and automatically blocking fake accounts. Scammers on the other hand had to think very fast and found a way to hack into real peoples accounts, change their details and use it to continue from where they stopped. This is why everybody is under attack, they are not after your date of birth or what’s in your inbox.
On a good day, any body who doesn’t have your login details canrt login to your account, and one cant hack into your friends acconts after hacking into yours. It doesn’t work that way. Just like good and dark magic, there is also white and black tech, there are several ways hackers could get into your facebook account.
- When they have your username, they can use a program that will automatically try out thousands of different passwords in less than 5 mins. If your password is weak (easy to crack) then they are in, and of course the first thing they do is to change your phone number if there is any, and block any means which you can recover that account. You can prevent this by enabling 2 factor authentication: with this tech, you must confirm a code sent to your phone or email when trying to login from an unusual browser or phone. If you are not careful, you could get locked out of your own account.
- They can send you and email claiming to be facebook and ask you to login to confirm something, when you login they will get your login details and then get to work. You have to be careful. When you get emails or messages like this, don’t panic just try to login the usual way you have been using to access facebook, if there was a problem with your account or an update, facebook will tell you when you try to login or immediately after login.
- If you used a phone number to creata a facebook account, sorry. If your account hasn’t been hacked already, immediately update your account and use an email as your primary login or recovery. If they find out your phone number, which I know there might be a way they could do that easily, they would just clone your number, request for a password change, get your new password and bye-bye to your account.
I know most people don’t give a damned about their facebook accounts but I discovered that what hurts them most is how they have lost pictures they have uploaded for years. Most importantly, you must have a 2 Factor Authentication, it is very important. Even if someone could hack into your account with that, he must have had it pretty tough.
@charliebrown you have a very strong point. But one can’t be 100% careful.
@kafukojo probably because people have a better network on facebook. And I also think you can find mire real people on facebook than other networks.
so why don’t they try to hack other social media accounts like instagram or twitter and so on?
Yeah. If you stick around the web for a long time you must have to. Kind of an occupational hazard or benefit.
To enable to factor authentication in your facebook account, simply go to you settings, scroll to security and login and use 2 Factor authentication. Refer here also
I hope this is going to help.
Nice. You forgot to mention stealing passwords from cookies and using Keyloggers.
cool, you seem to know much about these. How can I activate this two factor authentication in my facebook account?