Cybercriminals, hackers, angry boyfriends or girlfriends might want to hack your Facebook account, so we have decided to write a full guide on How To Prevent People From Hacking Your Facebook Account.
We need to be very clear on this, this is not a guide on how to hack a Facebook account, but it is a guide on how to secure your Facebook account in the most perfect way.
The first thing that gets the most people hacked are the malicious application which are shared and developed on Facebook. Cybercriminals and hackers are often capable of writing codes which will steal personal information from infected users. The cybercriminals and hackers on Facebook will develop Facebook applications which will allow them to control the Facebook account of each person which is using the malicious Facebook application.
Facebook does not run an active check on malicious Facebook applications, instead they depend on the Facebook users and victims to report the malicious applications before they get flagged by Facebook as malicious.
So we did a fast search on the internet, and we found tons of fake Facebook applications which claim that they can allow access to Facebook accounts. Teenagers often get hacked by real hackers as they try to install a fake “Facebook hacking” toolkit from a Youtube video.
In the future we will stay aware of:
- Funny looking applications
- Applications without an working contact page or website
- Applications which have recently been developed
Facebook is a perfect place to get in touch with people, but you always have to stay vigilant. It is possible that hackers or cybercriminals will create fake Facebook accounts to lure you into malicious environments. It is always important to check a Facebook profile when it tries to add you.
You can take a look at the following signatures:
- Are the pictures genuine? Search them via the Google Image search tool.
- When has the profile been created?
- How many friends does the profile has?
- Do I share common interests or groups?
Hackers and cybercriminals often create fake female accounts to lure male and sometimes female targets to malicious environments. The hackers get the pictures from online environments or from hacked targets.
So please always run the Facebook profile signature check before adding someone.
Public places like coffee shops and restaurants are the perfect places for cybercriminals and hackers to infect their targets with malicious applications. The hackers use these environments because the mentioned environments are often poorly secured.
The cybercriminals and hackers will simply run a man in the middle attack on the targeted environment and in this way they will be able to steal personal information like Facebook credentials and banking credentials.
I strongly urge you to avoid public places if you plan to use an internet connection.
If you really need to use the public network, then make sure that you think about the following:
- Do I have my VPN running?
- Do I have my anti-virus and internet browsing security tool enabled?
- Do I really need to login at valuable environments like my banking or email service?
And to make it complete, make sure that you follow this guide on securing your social media accounts and that you stay vigilant all the time. Do not simply believe anything on the internet.