Now a day’s hacking is a hobby of many peoples,so they tries to hack the password of social networking sites such as facebook twitter, Google+ etc, and uses our account and do many things which blames us. For private accounts they also transfers money from our net banking accounts. They also see our confidential files(Private files). Not the last but the least they do every thing wrong with our files and accounts. So follow simple steps to protect your accounts.
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Make a strong password:
Password is a most important part, so create a strong and complex 8-10 character password using the combination of numbers, symbols, uppercase and lowercase letters. Also change your password weekly or monthly and use unique word in your password.
Do not use:
→ Your name or cellphone numbers in a password
→ Only letters or numbers, Use combination of all
Check how secure is your password:
How secure is my password? is a online Internet tool that provide you to know how secure is your password.
Protect your account from hacking:
→ There are many ways to hack a social networking accounts e.g. phishing, keylogger, malware, malicious script scam etc.
What is phishing?
→ Many times hackers create fake website that look like a facebook login page, when you enter username and password on fake website, hackers save your data and your account has been hacked, this is called phishing.
→ Recently in facebook, many hackers hack your account for poker chips, this is called poker phishing.
How to avoid phishing:
→ Think before when you log in any website that look like facebook.
→ Avoid free offers related to facebook, because hackers trick you with many fake offers (ex: get free chips, free gifts etc.).
What is keylogger?
Keylogger known as a keystroke logging is a hardware or a software that tracks your keyboard activities on your computer.
How to avoid keylogger:
→ Do not open your social accounts (Ex: facebook, twitter, google+ etc.) or private accounts (banking accounts) in cyber cafe and on your friends computers.
Use antivirus software on your computer (Protect from malware)
HTTP – Hyper Text Transfer Protocol
HTTPS – Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure
Most of we know about http (hyper text transfer protocol) starting with websites. In https, ‘s’ means secure connection. Most of https are used for shopping and banking website for secure transaction. By using https your traffic on website becomes encrypted, and it becomes hard to get your information without your permission.
Configure https in facebook with simple steps:
- Go to Account setting → Security → Edit → Secure Browsing → Mark the secure connection(https) option and Save changes.