Sunday, August 18, 2013

My Facebook Account Has Been Hacked !

Hacked Facebook Account
Facebook Account Hacked

If you Google” how to” the first or second result is how to hack a Facebook account, so you can have good idea how many people are searching the net on how to hack Facebook account. Millions of computer users of various countries today use Facebook, a truly innovative communication tool and a real masterpiece of Mark Zuckerberg. Sadly, cyber hackers these days invent various methods of hacking Facebook accounts. Who knows someone might be reading your chat conversations, or might be using your account to abuse others or to do illegal activities. In many cases Facebook account can be hacked when users click a link that leads to a fake Facebook signup page, or login page. It outwardly looks exactly the same as the true Facebook login page, whereas the site address of this bogus Facebook login page is totally different. Sometimes users receive certain tricky messages from their friends on Facebook. These messages might prompt users to click certain link, supposedly containing some explicit pictures of videos of you. When they click such links they’re being automatically forwarded to this bogus Facebook signup page, where users are instructed to enter their login and password. By doing so the true Facebook account gets hacked, and now your own account begins sending the same spam messages to your friends and those in your contacts.

Generally, even if users click this bogus Facebook signup page, the secure Internet browser should warn you of a risk of identity theft. But in some cases the browsers are not updated on time, or even being duly updated, they fail to track the danger. Hence, it is obvious that the degree of vulnerability of your Facebook and other social network accounts is quite severe. You definitely need to have powerful and up-to-date security software that will be smart enough to warn you ahead of time about threat intrusion attempt or identity theft risks that might occur while you surf the web.

Now, what do you actually do if you think your Facebook page got hacked? First recommendation is not to panic. This is exactly what hackers want you to do. On the other hand, keeping silence is also not a good practice. First, we recommend you to change your Facebook password immediately. Users will get an email with a link they can click to begin the process. If details such as email have already been changed, most sites have a process for recovering your account. If the compromised account features a password you have used for other online accounts, change those too. When choosing passwords, make them as complex as possible. Use a combination of letters, numbers and symbols when creating a password, and use several passwords for multiple sites. Once you've created your passwords, if you have approved permissions to any third-party apps, disable that option. Perhaps the most important thing to remember is to stay vigilant. Make sure that you observe the warning signs that state that you've been hacked. You need to visit the page for all issued related to accounts being hacked likewise. Finally, tell your friends about the danger associated with your account hacked as mentioned above. You need to instruct them to disregard any tricky messages that they might have obtained from you or other persons. Apply the Facebook share option above this article to spread this information around other online users. Finally, it’s strongly advised that you scan your system with the help of legitimate and powerful security software that will help you detect and neutralize all other forms of cyber threats and malwares on your system.

I'm sure we are all aware that Facebook isn't the most secure site on the Internet & if you have ever been through the drama of being hacked you will know what a pain it could be to gain access. The reality is that you and I are ultimately responsible for our own security. That means taking the time to learn and set things up securely. Yes, additional security can be seen as an inconvenience. In my opinion, dealing with a hacked account is significantly more inconvenient. It’s worth the trouble to do things right. If that’s still too much … well … expect your account to get hacked again.


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