As we all know that Facebook is one of the most popular social networking websites on the internet. Everyone uses Facebook to be in touch with their friends. It has more than a billion users, so Facebook is one of the favorite targets of hackers. So today HowToCrazy is here to tell you about a number of methods that hackers use to do the illegal activity and hack your facebook account. You must read all these methods to beware of all attacks, and protect your Facebook account from hackers.
Remember: Now, Facebook has higher security features than earlier. So, if you want to hack someone’s Facebook account, it may be a time waste only.
Note:- This article is only for security purposes, please don’t try any illegal activity. We have shared these methods for protecting your facebook accounts from hacking attacks.
Top Ways How Hackers Can Hack Facebook Accounts
Phishing is one of the most popular techniques that are used by hackers to hack Facebook accounts. There are multiple ways of carrying out a phishing attack and the most common one is when a hacker creates a fake login page which looks like the real Facebook page. The victim thinks it’s the normal Facebook login page so he enters his login credential in phishing page. Once the victim has logged in to the fake page, the username, and password gets stored in hacker’s database.
To protect your account from Phishing :
- Make sure you are on facebook.com page and double-check the web address.
- Always use Chrome browser while login to facebook chrome as it identifies the phishing page.
- Never login your facebook account to an untrusted device.
- Avoid emails that ask you to log in your facebook account in the new tab.
- Never open any spam links given by someone.
Keylogging can sometimes be so dangerous that even a person having good knowledge of computers have fallen victim to it. A keylogger is a program that records the keystrokes on a computer. It will record everything victim types on his/her computer. The log may be saved to a file or even at times sent to another machine over a network or the internet.
This is how you can avoid keyloggers :
- Always download software from trusted sites.
- Scan your USB drives for the virus.
- Always install a good antivirus.
3. Mobile Phone Hacking
Millions of Facebook users access Facebook through their mobile phones. In case the hacker can gain access to the victims mobile phone then he can probably gain access to his/her Facebook account. There are a number of Mobile Spying software used to monitor a cell phone. The most popular Mobile Phone Spying software is Mobile Spy, and Spy Phone Gold.
To Protect yourself from Facebook Mobile Phone Hacking:
- Never install unknown apps on your phone.
- Always install a good antivirus on your mobile phone.
4. Session Hijacking
Session hijacking can be very unsafe if you are accessing Facebook on an HTTP (non-secure) connection. In it, a hacker steals the victim’s browser cookie, which is used to validate the user on a website and access the victim’s account. Session hijacking is extensively used on LAN and Wi-Fi connections.
5. Man In The Middle
If the victim and attacker are on the same LAN and on a switch based network, a hacker can place himself between the client and the server, or he could act as a default gateway and hence capturing all the traffic in between.
To avoid this 2attack:
- Use good antivirus with good firewall options.
- Use VPN services.
- Use a proxy server to access the internet
Mostly, hackers use these methods to hack facebook accounts, so, beware of these attacks and make sure you follow all the security rules needed to secure your Facebook account. Also, we will suggest you:> “Protecting Yourself: Less Is More” means you need to make smart decisions about what you put up on your Facebook profile. The less information you give out on Facebook for everyone to see, the more difficult you make it for hackers.