There is a trending scam on Facebook where you see someone tagging you and posting unnecessary pornographic materials on your timeline. Today we are going to assist you how best you can avoid it, and how to make sure your hacked account can recovered and avoid this again.
An accounts is “hacked” when someone somehow find a way to get hold of your password. There are many ways that one can get hold of your password. Mainly this is usually done through email phishing, social engineering, scam messages with links that asks you to review your password.
If your account has been hacked
Below are some of the steps you can take to recover your account. in, you’re in luck; here’s what to do:
- Change your password and logout from all devices and applications like on browser, Facebook lite or an application that you linked with Facebook.
- If you can’t even login then try to recover password a link will be sent to your email you used to register the account. Request a password reset.
- Turn on two-factor authentication. Every time you login an OTP is sent to your email or phone SMS, that means that even if your password was somehow stolen, they can’t log in without also having access to your phone or your email.
How to avoid getting hacked
The most common way that a Facebook account is compromised is by tricking you into giving the hackers your password. You may get a Messenger message from a friend on Facebook, saying something like “OMG did you see who died? or the common one Tinashe is with Tapiwa and 98 others
click to view the video ”. You click on the link, and it looks like Facebook, but suddenly you’re being asked to log in again. You think nothing of it, and you type in your email and password… Uh-oh. Problem: The site that you just gave your password to isn’t actually Facebook, and now they have your password.
The best way to avoid this is to follow the steps above and turn on two-factor authentication. Then be vigilant: Whenever you log in, are you logging into a site that starts with https://www.facebook.com? If not — if it looks like something like ffacebook.com or facebook.this-is-a-security-notification.com — don’t type in your password. The safest thing, typically, is to manually type in Facebook.com into your URL bar if you’re using a web browser.