How to secure your Facebook account from Hackers and Spies

1. Activate Https

With Https activated, your computer communicates through a secure connection. This prevents attackers from compromising your account.

How to activate Https

  • Go to your Account settings(as presented in image below)

  • Click the Security tab
  • Now select "Edit"

As you can see my https is already enabled.

  • Now Check "Browse Facebook on a secure connection (https) when possible" .
  • Saves changes.

2. Enable Login Notifications

With Login Notifications an email is sent to your whenever someone logins in from a new device or from another unfamiliar location.

How to Enable Login Notifications

Follow same procedure as solution 1, then Select "edit" on Login Notifications.

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PreetSaluja 4 years ago

Thanks for the share. Very useful information. Voted up.

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teaches12345 4 years ago

Good sharing on important information to all of us. It seems that facebook is not quite as secure as when it first started.

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dexixy 4 years ago from Kampala Author

PreetSaluja, Thanks for reading and thumbs up.

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dexixy 4 years ago from Kampala Author

teaches12345 Thanks for reading and commenting. Yeah, your right. You should never log in using http because you risk someone hijacking your account. I think you have noticed,most shopping websites or websites that require credit card information use https. Cheers:)

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am301986 4 years ago from New Delhi

Thanks for sharing..... :)

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quickbooker 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Generally, Millions of users have Facebook account but nobody cares about any technical secure factor for their account. Sudden, when the account gets tracked from hackers or unwanted people then they will rush and thinks... Through your hub, they can activate secure procedure right now! Thanks for exploring HTTPS enable feature.

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dexixy 4 years ago from Kampala Author

am301986 Thanks for reading. Hope you will be secure from now:)

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dexixy 4 years ago from Kampala Author

quickbooker Thanks for the comment. You are right many people ignore security while doing online activities. They only realize when it is too late.

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Rusti Mccollum 4 years ago from Lake Oswego, Oregon

Thankyou! Someone that stalks me is hacking into my computer! THANKYOU!

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