Easy Steps To Block Unverified/Unwanted Access To Your Facebook Account

Easy Steps To Block Unverified/Unwanted Access To Your Facebook Account

Easy Steps To Block Unverified/Unwanted Access To Your Facebook Account

Easy Steps To Block Unverified/Unwanted Access To Your Facebook Account

Facebook is the most popular social media platform in the world with a whopping over 3.5 Billion users worldwide. This also is the reason for numerous fraudulent and malicious activities on the platform. The platform has in recent years upgraded and updated the site to protect against breaches and hacks.  There is a high priority on safeguarding the privacy of its users.

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Although there are many cases of identity theft yet to be resolved, the platform has put in measures to further enhance this from reoccurring in the future.

In this article, we will be shedding light on how to further protect your Facebook account from hackers and criminals.

How To Prevent Unverified/Unwanted Access To Your Facebook Account

1. Choose A Strong Password

Choosing a strong password makes the entry point difficult for anybody to just walk in. The password builds a shield or wall of protection against intruders. If your entry point is weak then your profile or account is not safe.  You might have already set this up before reading this post, Make sure it is Unique, difficult and personal. This means you don’t use your password anywhere else.

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2. Verify Your Mobile Number And Mail

In cases where you now forget your password, your mobile number and email is a recovery measures put in place to help you access your account. This number must belong to you and not a public phone or shared mailbox. When do you add your email address to the recovery panel when you request a change of password after clicking forgot password? You will be notified on any activity on your account

To add your mobile number, go to Account Settings > Mobile and click on Add a Phone.

3. Activate ‘Login Approvals’ For Your Account 

 

Facebook provides a more extensive security tool called login approvals. Every time you attempt to access your Facebook account from a device that isn’t recognized, a security code must be entered. Go to Account Settings > Security, find Login Approvals, and click the Edit option to make Login Approvals active.

Select the check box to turn on Login Approvals when the option to do so appears.

Click the “Set Up Now” button when a pop-up window with descriptions of login approvals appears to proceed.

Facebook will automatically SMS you a code if your cellphone number is already saved. Click Submit Code after entering this code in the provided box.

You can click Next to proceed now that the Login Approvals request has been completed.

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Facebook will then give you the option to set up a Code Generator from your mobile device. If you are unable to receive SMS messages, this would be helpful. Then click Next. You can Also Use The Code generators Provided By Facebook.

4. Activate Secure Browsing

 

Turning on Secure browsing is another option to ensure the security of your Facebook browsing. This instantly stops any third-party apps that are connected with Facebook from misusing your data or stealing it without your knowledge or consent.

Go to Account Settings by selecting it from the drop-down menu in the top right corner of your Facebook account.

Choose “Security” from the menu on the left.

Click the Edit link to the right of the Secure Browsing section.

Check the “Browse Facebook on a secure connection” box when the option panel displays, then press the “Save Changes” button.

5. Always  Disconnect All Previous Active Sessions

Until you log out from your current device or system, there is always a cache of your previous session as long as you spend time on it. Even when you quit the browser without logging out your sessions are still active on that device.

Facebook’s ability to tell you about previous active sessions, your login location, and the devices you used to access your account is a plus. Now, from the Account Settings > Security page, search for “Active Sessions” and click Edit to ensure the security of your account.

To end the sessions on all other devices, click on the link labelled “End Activity.”

6. Activate Private Browsing

Another way to prevent another person from accessing your account is by activating ‘Private Browsing’ from your browsers. All browsers have this feature, which prevents them from logging your browsing history.

Easy Steps To Block Unverified/Unwanted Access To Your Facebook Account

 

For Safari User
If you are using the Safari Browser on Mac, activate Private Browsing from the menu with Safari > Private Browsing.

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Firefox Users
For Firefox, go to Tools > Start Private Browsing.

For Chrome Users
If you are using Chrome, you can browse privately in the Incognito window. To open this window, go to File > New Incognito Window.

7. Don’t Allow ‘Keep Me Logged In’ Feature

Don’t click on this feature when you see it on your log-in page, especially on a device that is not private.

There is a little checkbox that says Keep me logged in when you go to the login page to access your Facebook account. Ensure that this box is not ticked. Log in next as normal. When you launch Facebook with this turned on, you will be prompted for your email address and password.

8. Do Not Click On Spammy Links From Untrusted Emails

Facebook takes seriously its responsibility to shield its users from spam and frequently improves its tools to ensure you do not fall prey to it. These requests can come in the shape of Facebook messages, chat requests, phishing links that take you to phony websites, or dangerous links that could steal your personal data or even damage your machine. Additionally, there’s a risk that emails you get that at first glance appear to be from Facebook are actually coming from a phishing website.

  • Never click on suspicious links.
  • Never provide your username or password with anyone, particularly not on websites with shady-looking links or design schemes.
  • Only Login from the official www.facebook.com website or Verified Mobile App and not from any other Source or website.

To make sure your browser’s security is current, update it to the most recent version. This will make it able to recognize assaults and warn you if you navigate to a website that may be a phishing scam.

9. Always Sign out After Use

Always sign out of your account and confirm the signing out was successful before leaving the page. In some cases, it is advisable to clear the browser cache for further safety measures.

With these few steps and preventive measures, you can minimize the risk of being hacked into your Facebook account.


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