When it comes to FB hacking, it’s very necessary to start by understanding that succeeding at it is not kindergarten stuff. It takes both wits, guts and a little know-how. But nevertheless, this doesn’t mean that it’s impossible. Any Facebook account can be cracked, as long it’s on a server that has a bit of code, cracking such an account is really simple.
Back in the past decade when Facebook was first created, the platform was a Haven for hackers as it was very easy to hack FB accounts. At one point, a hacker managed to hack FB itself by doing a massive brute-force attack that nearly compromised the integrity of the platform as a secure Social Media network. Since then, Facebook has been doing everything in their power to make sure that their users will always be secure.
But although such measures are in place, hacking FB accounts is still possible and here is how this can be done.
Trojan-based FB hacks
If you use antivirus software’s frequently, then I’m certain you’ve come across this name before. Trojan viruses infiltrate a person’s computer system and track their activity as they browse the internet and sending data back to its creator. This data can then be used to gain access to the victim’s accounts.
This is by far one of the most common methods that are used to hack fb accounts. When using a brute force attack, a powerful computer is coded to guess the password of a particular FB account by using hundreds of thousands (or sometimes even millions) of password combinations until it reaches a jackpot. Facebook doesn’t have checkboxes which makes this method very effective.
Using Cookie theft to hack FB
Ever got to a website and there is a disclaimer there talking something about cookies? Cookies are used to track your online browsing activity on particular sites (too much for privacy right?). Well, if your thought that tracking was the worst thing about cookies, then I’ll have to let you know that cookies can be hacked easily giving third parties access to your restricted information including your sensitive passwords like the one for Facebook.
Back in 2008, there were guys who bought a domain named www.fcebook.com. That domain was a Facebook without an ‘a’ and they designed it to look exactly like FB’s homepage. Whenever a person made a mistake they landed there and entered their details. These details were then used to hack FB accounts of the victims. That’s phishing. It’s like an internet booby-trap that’s so common with hackers.