Facebook is all nice and lovely until the day a cool hacker kid spends 30 minutes trying to crack your account and successfully gains entry into it. Under such a situation, you will feel as if your whole world is crumbling around you especially if you once used your account to share ‘you know what’ with a loved one whom you trust.
When a Facebook hacker hacks an account, different conclusions can be drawn for different people. To those who don’t share sensitive stuff online, such an occurrence might mean nothing but to someone especially those with a celebrity status, a hacked Facebook account can easily get to mean the end of their career.
You might not be a celebrity yourself yet but you need to safeguard yourself against a Facebook hacker because even though you might not be aware, such guys are lurking around everywhere these days. So, here are some of the methods they use to hack Facebook accounts and how you can safeguard yourself and your account.
This is by far one of the most popular methods that any Facebook hacker can use to gain access to your account. When phishing, a hacker makes a web page that incredibly similar to the Facebook login screen and when you try to enter your details, they will store them and then use these to access your account. To protect yourself from phishing, double check the address bar of your Facebook account to make sure that you are on the correct Facebook site.
Malware is one of the best weapons in the Arsenal of every hacker. When you download stuff from the internet especially if your computer doesn’t have an anti-malware software, your computer will get infected by a Trojan horse. This type of virus will often send any information to its creator. If the creator is a Facebook hacker, they will then use your Facebook details to access your account. To prevent such an attack, having an anti-malware software is a must.