Facebook Password Hacking and How to Secure It
Facebook is one of the most popular social media platforms and billions of people use it every day. Users can create a unique account and add their friends to their friend list to communicate and share their lives with them. However, Facebook accounts are prone to hackers and thousands of accounts fall to their prey every day. In this article, we will alert you about some of the methods that these hackers use and also provide you with tips and tricks on how to avoid them.
Methods Used to Hack Facebook Accounts:
One of the most common methods used by hackers to hack Facebook accounts is the “Phishing” Method. In this type of method, hackers create a Fake Login Page for Facebook which looks almost identical to the real one.
Users thinking that it is the official Facebook page login with their credentials which are sent to the hackers’ computer and are later used to sign in to your account. It is recommended to avoid clicking on suspicious links sent from unknown people.
Also, make sure to view the address bar and confirm that it says “https://www.facebook.com/login”. Only enter your credentials after confirming the address bar.
make sure to view the address bar and confirm that it says “https://www.facebook.com/login”. Only enter your credentials after confirming the address bar.
2. USB Spoofing:
Another commonly used method to hack facebook is USB Spoofing where the hacker
Implements a key logger software on your computer through physical means.
The key logger records and sends every password entered by you to the hacker.
Therefore, it is recommended to refrain from using non trusted USB devices on your computer
3. Browser Stealers’:
If you have saved your password to your browser for easy access into your Facebook Account hackers hijack that data from your browser and later use it to log in to your account.
Therefore, it is recommended to avoid storing/saving your password for Facebook permanently on your browser.
4. DNS Spoofing:
If you and the hacker are on the same network, the hacker can change the original Facebook page to his “self-created” fake page and acquire your login credentials when you enter them.
Therefore, it is recommended to avoid sharing your personal Network with untrusted people and to put a strong password on your Wifi.
5. Mobile Phone Hacking:
In some cases, the hacker gains access to your mobile phone and plants a spying software on it which sends your login credentials to him when you enter them to log in to your account.
Also avoid giving your mobile to untrusted people and refrain from downloading suspicious applications on it.
6. Default Gateway Changing:
If you have connected to an open Wifi connection the hacker might gain access to your personal data by implementing himself between you and the Facebook servers by acting as a Default Gateway and capturing all the traffic from your mobile.
And last step, you need to avoid connecting to open networks and to configure your mobile/computer to refrain from connecting to open Wifi Networks.