Believe it or not but there are thousands of Facebook accounts being hacked on a daily basis. Most of the cases are due to the use of poor passwords and handling by users. There are however a number of ways to secure your Facebook account and making your privacy setting tight is, for me, definitely the best choice. But if you feel that everyone should see your photos and wall updates then at least you can do all or some of the following things mentioned below.
1. HTTPS Connection
Https is the best secure way to access any site on web, facebook recently rolled out HTPPS features that allow you to access facebook securely. Your data will be as secure as the information sent is encrypted so it is difficult for hackers to hack your password.
2. Delete All Login Information
Forget to sign out your account? No problem, now you able to view all login information inside Facebook account. It’s easy to end all those activities in a click. But it is advisable to sign out from your account after accessing it from Public computers.
3. Facebook Login Notifications
Activating these features you will be directed to save your computer or device name which you are usually use to access facebook. By doing this it will save your ip address, desired computer name etc., for future reference.
After that whenever you access facebook it will alerts with the information of Computer name, date, time of login and ip address of the computer via mail and SMS that makes you easy to identify your latest activities. This will ensure your account safety from hackers.
4. One Time Password (OTP)
You must be very careful in accessing your Facebook account from outside home so it is advised to turn on “one time password” features in your account. It’s as simple as abc to activate the features, just text OPT to 32665 from your mobile phone (U.S only), within a few minutes you will receive a temporary password to your Facebook account that will expire within 20 minutes.
To enjoy this facility you need to get verified your mobile number with your facebook account.
5. Approving Your Logins
It’s a high security features for your account safety, once you activated this feature you will asked to enter secret PIN number which you will get in your mobile phone every time you login into facebook account. Only matched case will allows to access the account otherwise its very tough to login to your account.
If you ask me it is not preferable to activate this option because these two major reason.
- You need your mobile phone all the time whenever you access the account to receive PIN number.
- Many times PIN number will deliver very late due to n/w problems and sometimes it may be lost. In such cases you need to wait for some minutes to access your account. So think twice before activating.
Hope all those tips will be useful for you to safeguard your account from hackers, if you have any other things to share please let us know in comments.