How much secure your Facebook account is? Is your data private? Can Security questions also be a problem for you? Let us help you to increase the security of your account and to make it more private. Learn how to sign out from unnecessary services and apps and get the control of your account back if it gets locked. Let’s discuss on the same.
The thing which has a lot of significance to the security of your facebook account is your “password”. These days, not only for facebook but also for those certain things which you use by logging in through facebook, you need to secure your facebook account. For a secured facebook account your password shouldn’t be common, a dictionary word, your mobile number, your bike or car’s number, your pet’s name, your birth date etc. Means, it shouldn’t be easy to judge by someone who knows you.
Your password must be containing at least one Capital letter, a small letter, a number and a special character too. A combination of these things, derive a strong password. On the other hand, take care of the length of the password too. There must be at 8 or 8+ characters.
Now the interesting thing is some people are aware of this and following these instructions also but still their accounts have vulnerabilities. How and why? Because, even they are making the combination very well but their password is so easy to guess. e.g. Facebook@123 or Abcd@123 etc.
Okay! Let me guess your password:
- One capital letter, mostly first character of the password.
- 3- 5 small letters, probably after first capital letter.
- A special character, mostly @
- Numbers, mostly 123
Dear friends, if we are guessing your password then what about hackers? It’s time to change your password and protect your account. We recommend you to make a complex combination by using different-2 numbers, special characters and not limiting to @ and 123.
Security questions are asked to increase the level of your account’s security and for the rescue if you forget your password but we say it is the most dangerous thing for you. However you’ve set a complicated password and nobody knows your password but still anyone can easily get control of your account by using the option, “Forgot password.” Any known person can easily answer the security question. As they know your mother’s maiden name, your pet name, your first school name and all.
Here, you need to be smart. Set some unique things as an answer to the security questions and remember that. After all it’s not an exam that you need to put exact answer there. 😀
The games you used to play or the games you just tried by accepting the invitations of your friends but are not your cup of tea, are using your data today also. There may be some services or apps also you’re logged in with facebook account. Sign out from those services to avoid revealing your personal information.
Privacy checkup tool is also there on PCs. You can check it by using the URL :http://Facebook.com/securitycheckup.
If you’re using Android app for facebook, search for “security checkup” option given in the Help Center. iPhones and iPads users can find the options in the account settings under “Security Section” individually.
You can set the policy by yourself to control that whose posts you want to see more or less.For this, you have to go to “News Feeds Preferences.” This setting has been provided on the top right on browsers by facebook.
Android apps also have this option at the top right and for iPhones users, it’s at lower right side. Go to this setting and select friends who’ll always show up on top to you and you can also hide someone’s posts completely.
Under security settings, there’s an option to select some friends as your trusted contacts. The friends you’ve selected as trusted ones, will be able to help you if your account gets locked for some reasons.
You’re also provided with an option to appoint one “Legacy Contact” usually a family member or a very close friend who’d act as an administrator of your account. That person neither will be allowed to post anything nor to check your messages, but he/she will be having the privilege to answer to a new friend request and take some more actions on your behalf.
Keep your account secure. Don’t think you’re very common man and nobody’s gonna hack you. In this world nobody knows when and what is going to be happen and as they say, “Prevention is better than cure”. Do it now.
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