Before we start going gaga over this intricate issue, let’s go through some obvious observations about Facebook accounts. Despite all the security measures, and adopted precautions, we all know that Facebook is Not safe at all! Facebook account can be hacked, spammed, spied upon, and accessed through a number of illegal and immoral ways. And not only can spammers and hackers get control of your Facebook account, they can actually take over the other synced sites as well; thus jeopardizing a lot of personal information.
There are some helpful indications that tell you that your account might have been hacked;
- Appearance of posts on your timeline that have not been posted by you
- Messages to your friends or others sent from your inbox but not by you
- Friend requests sent by your account to people you don’t recognize
- Your password, email, name or birthday has been changed
What to do?
Like any other problem in this world, this one has a way out too! If you think that your account has been hacked, all you’ve gotta do is,
Go to Settings> Security> Where You’re Logged In
A list of devices will open in front of you. If there is any device that you do not identify as yours, then there is a possibility that you have been hacked.
Click on End Activity option and the unknown user will be temporarily kept at bay. The next step is the crucial one and that is to change your password right away. Then go to Facebook help page> I think my account was hacked or someone is using it without my permission> Secure it. From here you will be led to another page and then Facebook will ask you to follow a number of steps to finally secure your account.
So follow these simple steps to secure your Facebook account from uninvited visitors and drop in your feedback here ate TechLoonies!