6 Ways to Keep Facebook Safe From Hackers

6 Tips to keep your Facebook account safe from hackers

More than ONE BILLION people are active on Facebook. One billion. It is such an established part of our life and full of information we generally want to keep private. Unfortunately there are people who are always after information like that. With so many reports of hackers gaining entry to Facebook accounts we thought we would give you 6 tips to keep your information private

1) Login notifications.

-Facebook has the option to give you a notification any time your account is logged into by an unknown computer or source. If a hacker tries to get in it will send you a notification to your phone and you will know it is time to log in and change your password.

To enable this follow these steps:

  • Go to your home page
  • Account settings
  • Security
  • Login notification-out a check mark on preferred option
  • Save changes

2) Check active sessions.

-Facebook gives you the option to see where you have logged on to facebook. If you see any unfamiliar devices or locations you can click on end activity. It is also advised to change your password after that.

To check active sessions follow these steps:

  • Go to your home page
  • Account settings
  • Security
  • Active sessions

3) Create a strong password.

-This may sound obvious, but there are many people out there who still use their name, birthday, etc. It is often tedious to come up with a password that contains an array of characters and numbers, but the safest passwords are those that use a mix of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.

EXAMPLE: instead of using coffeelover as your password, choose something like Coff33!over

OH and be sure to write your password down somewhere safe where you can find it or you will forever be making new passwords.

I know this part is the frustrating one. So many things to remember when logging in, it’s a wonder they aren’t asking for your firstborn! But these passwords are the strongest and keep your private information, well, private.

4) Secure Browsing.

-Secure browsing is a security option with Facebook that will encrypt your activity when possible which ultimately makes it harder for someone to access your information.

To enable secure browsing:

  • Go to your home page
  • Account settings
  • Security
  • Check the box for secure browsing
  • Save changes

5) Log out.

-Okay, this may sound like an obvious one, but it needs to be mentioned. If you are in public or anywhere someone else can use the computer after you, don’t forget to log out.

6) Delete don’t de-activate.

-If you just want out of the Facebook game altogether make sure that you delete your account entirely. You can easily de-activate your account if you want to take a little break, however deactivating your account keeps all of your information still within Facebook including your pictures, friends, etc.

 

Well, there you have it!

Unfortunately this is something that we have to think about, but hopefully with these tips you can have a much safer Facebook experience!