First 4-things to do when urfacebook account got hacked………………………………

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    For most people, having their*Facebook* account hacked isa nightmare. Imagine ifsomeone had access to all yourprivate messages, couldcontact your friends, abuseyour Facebook page, anddelete your personalinformation. To avoid this,you should regularly updateyour password and keep othersecurity settings tight.Once it’s too late,however,you must act fast.The mostimportant thing is –don’t panic ! You can regainaccess to your account.How Do You Know YourFacebook Account WasHacked?First of all, how do you knowyour Facebook account washacked if nothing obvious waschanged…yet? If a hackermanaged to get into youraccount, they will leave atrace. While their sessionisactive, it will be listedunder> Home (top rightcorner) > Account Settings >Security > Active Sessions(click edit). Here you can endthe activity of suspicioussessions.It is recommended that youenable Login Approvals forlogging in from unrecognizeddevices. For increased security,you should also set apppasswords.1 Change Your PasswordIn case your password wasnot changed you got lucky!This is the time to update yourpassword! Be sure to end anysuspicious active sessions first(see above), then go to > Home> Account Settings > Generaland click> Password toconfirm your currentpassword and then entera newpassword.2. Reset Your PasswordIf your password waschanged, act quick! Try toregain access. There is a >Forgot your password? linkunderneath the Facebooklogin.It will let you retrieve yourpassword in several differentways. You can either enter theemail address you registeredto Facebook with or any othersecondary email address youadded, as well as your phonenumber and username.If you’re not sure whether theperson that hacked youraccount was smart enough tochange your profileinformation, you should gowith the last option and enteryour nameand that of afriend.This will give you an idea ofwhich information is currentlyadded to your account.If you don’t have access to anyof the email accounts orto thephone number associated withyour account, click the > Nolonger have access to these?URL.This will take you to a pagewhere you can enter a newemailaddress, which Facebookwill then use to assist you inrecovering your account.This is not all. If you believethat your account was abusedby the person who has accessto it, proceed to step 3.3. Report CompromisedAccountIf your account wasn’t simplyhacked, but is sending out adsand spam to your friends, youmust report it ascompromised .From here, immediatelyproceed to step 2.4. Do Damage ControlAfter doing everything youcould to regain controloveryour hacked Facebookaccount, informyour friendsabout what is going on, justincase the hacker has abused orcurrently is abusing youraccount. If you presently can’taccess your account,contactyour Facebook friendsthrough other socialnetworks, by email, or have amutual friend inform them viaFacebook. Once you can loginagain, proceed to step 5.5. Remove SuspiciousApplicationsOftentimes, it’s not an evilperson that randomly hackedinto your account. More likelythan not you granted access toa malicious application whichsubsequently hijackedyouraccount. To removesuspicious applications, go to> Home > Account Settings >Apps and go through the list.Click the> X next to anyapplication you wish toremove or click > Edit tochange what the app can doEnjo¥

    #7592

    Gud 1..thats a gud tutorial 4 all .so lets keep our eyes on our security

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    Oscar Frank
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    Gud 1..thats a gud tutorial 4 all .so lets keep our eyes on our security

    Yep

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    Happy
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    Yes

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    Oscar Frank
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    @Happy, keep it up though…..


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