For many people, Facebook has now become a part of their everyday lives. It is the place where they interact with their colleagues, friends and sometimes families too. However, having your Facebook account hacked can be more than just humiliating, as your whole social information may go into wrong hands.
This blog contains tips and instructions for the better security of your account to ensure you a happy and safe experience of social networking.
1- Never include your name, pets, birthdates and or any common word in your password.
Create a strong password and make it difficult to guess. A strong password should at least consist of 8 characters in length. But the longer it is, the stronger it will be.
2- Never use your Facebook password anywhere else.
Make sure you create different passwords for each social networking account you use. If you fail to think creatively and have a difficulty thinking up a new password, an online password generator can be used to help you generate a strong password.
3- A password manager can be very useful.
As you generate a unique and stronger password, it becomes more difficult always to remember them all. Thus, there are many good password managers available that are going to encrypt and securely keep your password.
4- You should change your password twice in a year.
This suggestion given above is for all of your account’s passwords not only for a Facebook account. If you find it difficult to remember, a reminder on your calendar can be beneficial here.
5- You are not supposed to share your password with anyone.
Sharing your password is never a smart practice, but it is especially unwise. Hence, it can be misused.
6- Don’t ever use the remember password feature on any web browsers.
This is very important to remember that when you are not using your own PC or mobile, and a Remember Password option prompts, always click on the Not Now button. Thus, we even recommend you not to use this feature in your own PC or mobile, too because that can be harmful to you and piece of cake for another person who’s planning to access your account.
7- Never type your password into shady or unfaithful PC.
If you are using a system, you don’t know much about, or it belongs to somebody you don’t know personally, then stay away from doing anything that requires you to enter your password in it. Hackers usually use keystroke loggers on PC that keeps recording everything you type, including a password.
Note: If you already have typed your account’s password into a computer system you don’t trust personally, once you are back at your own trusted device or computer, then go and change your password as soon as possible.