Is your Facebook truly safe from hackers? Have you taken all the precautions necessary to keep your private information safe? We have a lot of our personal information linked to our Facebook pages, and sometimes we even have other social media accounts linked to our Facebook pages. If someone were to hack your Facebook account, they will not only have access to private and personal information, but they may also have the ability to hack into other personal accounts. There are many ways to take precautions against hackers and their sneaky ways.
Build Protection Around Your Page
Your first step is to build a strong foundation for your Facebook account safety. Your first step is setting a strong password for your account. Your account password needs to have a mixture of letters and a mixture of numbers. You also want to change your password quite frequently, maybe once a month. Don’t share your password with anyone, and needless to say, you should change your password if your account is hacked. Your password is your key to your account and personal information, so keep it heavily guarded.
Monitor Your Public Information
You already know not to put all of your personal information on the internet, but sometimes it is difficult to determine how much information is too much information. Be careful to refrain from putting information on your page that can lead a hacker to more information about you. Really important things such as salary raises and upcoming vacations are not ideal things to post on your page. You are giving hackers more and more information that they can use, without even realizing it. Hackers are very good extracting information and using it to hack your accounts.
Always Log Out and Use Protected Browsers
Logging out may seem like an obvious thing to do to keep your account safe, but many people forget to log out of their account. This is especially important if you are using a device that is not your personal device to access Facebook. You need to make sure that you do not check the “Keep Me Logged In” box, and you need to make sure your browser has its security settings on. Security settings will give you a lot of protection against hackers.
Access Your Facebook Account Daily and Look Out For Abnormal Activity
Even if you take the precautions listed above, there is still a chance that you can get hacked. By following the tips above you greatly decrease your chances of getting hacked. You should monitor your Facebook account regularly. This means you should log in daily, or every other day to send a “warning” to hackers that you actively use your Facebook account. They will shy away from active accounts because users pay more attention to account activity and changes. Check your email alerts and notifications for any abnormal behavior on your account. These precautions will give you a good amount of protection for your Facebook page.