6 Things You Should Know About Facebook’s Security!

Facebook has over 1 billion daily active users, with people in the US spending a staggering 27 hours on the social networking site every month.

The company thinks that that kind of sky-high usage and engagement gives it certain responsibilities.

“Because people interact with Facebook so often, we’re spending a lot of time thinking about how we can play a role in helping increase security literacy overall across the internet,” said Facebook.

With popularity, comes responsibility and in Facebook’s case they have a huge responsibility on their shoulders to keep users’ data safe from the cyber criminals. So let’s discuss both scenarios: 

Types of ways Attacker can Hack your Account:-

Most Commonly Phishing and Tab-napping ( Easy way for Attacker to hijack you! )

  • Using Viruses & RATs.
  • Using Spy tools and Network Hijacking.
  • Using Session Hijacking and Cookie Injecting.
  • Using a USB That is having a Virus Coding. ( Hidden Virus inside any files or any pictures )
  • Desktop Phishing or DNS Spoofing. ( *Fake Access Point )
  • Cracking Down your Facebook Passwords. ( Brute or Wordlist Attack )
  • Grabbing Saved Hashes from your Computer and Cracking it.
  • Stealing Access Token from Facebook applications.
  • Physical Hacking using Hardware Keyloggers.
  • Breaking SSL connection or making a Fake certificate & DNS Spoof.

There maybe more…

Facebook security Improvement?

Pick a strong, unique password sounds obvious, but people are notoriously pretty bad at it. And memorizing different passwords for all your social accounts feels like a big hassle, and also having the same password for multiple accounts is needlessly dangerous.

Facebook Notification?

If someone got your Password Already and try to log in you’ll get a notification. Facebook provides two security tools that allow you to control access to your account from various devices. Login Approvals are used when your Facebook account logs in from a new computer or device. A security code is sent to you via text message. Login Notifications inform you when your Facebook account is used to login from a new, unrecognized device. Using these tools together,   you can control your account access and to be informed when a new device is used to access it.

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Login Approval?  

If you enable Login Approvals setting, whenever you try to log in from other browser or Network you will receive a security code on your Number to login into your profile, without that you’re unable to login to your account. That can be a great feature for some time. However, if people having physical access to your smartphone can receive a security code and hack into your account.

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Application Permissions?

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You’re probably familiar with that box that shows up whenever you download a new app, asking you to give it access to parts of your phone or information on the account you’re using to sign in with. You should routinely check what you’re giving different apps access to, deleting permissions for ones that you don’t use anymore.

What are Trusted Contacts?

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Many services now allow you to set a backup email or phone number to send special codes to that you can use if you’re locked out. That contact doesn’t actually get your password: Just a code to help you reset yours.

What is Legacy contact?

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You should make sure that there is someone ready to take care of your digital accounts when you die. You need to set up a way for someone to take care of your affairs if something happens to you.

 

Facebook Malware Scanning Tool:

In June 2015, Facebook partnered with popular security software developer firm Kaspersky so that users could identify and remove malware from their computers. In case, you don’t use any anti-virus program the Facebook’s collaboration with Kaspersky may help your computer to stay clean from the malware.

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Hope HackRead was helpful in keeping your Facebook account safe from cyber criminals.

Noor Qureshi

Noor is a security writer at TheHackToday.com, He is a passionate web designer, pen tester, coder and a contributor at HackRead. Noor supports the Anonymous hacktivist movement and likes to investigate their operation from the core.