Good evening guys, recently I’ve been receiving messages from friends and getting new friend requests from my old friends and when I ask them they say “my account was hacked” it was for this reason that I decided to publish an article on that..
Someone might be wondering how do they hack people’s Facebook account and for what?
Can’t the person just open his or her own Facebook account?
These are the questions lay or inexperienced people ask.
Now as a guru and a blogger that has been in the technological world for some years, I’ll answer the first question thus; Facebook accounts of unsuspecting individuals get cracked/hacked when they mistakenly login with their Facebook acct details on a phishing or scam Facebook website. The owners of the phishing website now gets a hold on their acct email/phone number and their passwords which guarantees free entrance into the account.
Another way cyber criminals crack people’s Facebook accounts is by using the feature provided by Facebook known as Forgot password” feature that when clicked and the right number of the acct entered receives reset code and with that reset code they can easily change your password and take over your account.. so what do they do since the right owner of the account gets the code? The cracker will now call the owner of the acct claiming there is a code they forwarded to your phone and if the owner of the acct is not wise enough he or she will tell them the code and that will be the end of the acct. I know of a friend that lost his account because of that.
To the second question, Can’t the person (cracker ) open his own acct on Facebook, instead of hacking people’s account?
The answer to this is crackers don’t crack people’s account because of genuine reasons. They use the account they stole or hacked to do all sorts of crimes on the internet like Scamming, false identity to scam people etc. And the reason why they don’t like opening new account is the age of the Facebook account… They love using old Facebook accounts like the one 2-3years old so that they can easily fake their identity and deceive people, with the intent to scam them.. and most people don’t trust newly created Facebook accounts… That’s why scammers prefer aged accounts.
Now to the main purpose of the article which is how to easily prevent hacking or cracking of your Facebook account…
1. Login to your Facebook account, click on settings
2. On the settings page, locate the personal information” as shown in the picture below