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Facebook: How to stop your Account being Hacked

Updated on June 14, 2011

Many of us must have heard a few times about Facebook Accounts being hacked into. Fraudsters are getting more and more sophisticated and no one wants to be their victim. I share below, how you can avoid having your Facebook Account hacked into.

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Follow these simple Instructions.

1) When you are in your Facebook Account, check your URL address above, if you have "https" – you are secure and don’t need to take any action.

2) If it sharts with “http” – You have to change your Account Settings.

3) Click on “Account” (top right corner)

4) Select “Account Settings”

5) Select “Account Security”

6) Click on the box “Browse facebook on a secure connection” – so it has a Tick.

7) You could go a step further and Tick the box in "Log in Notification" which means an email will be sent to you, when an unrecognized computer or device tries to access your account.

8) Click on “Save”

** (It should look like the photo shot below)

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Facebook Page Photo Shot

9) Finally, check your URL to ensure it now starts with “Https”.

I hope you find this useful. Facebook automatically sets Accounts to non-secure setting.

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      Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      This Is Important Lady_E And Have Done So.;)

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      Sam 6 years ago from Tennessee

      up and useful! I'm checking as I finish this comment...

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      Harvey Stelman 6 years ago

      Lady, Thanks for the info. H

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      jdove-miller 6 years ago

      Thanks Lady... I'll check my account too to see if it is secure.

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      Erin 6 years ago from Near Sacramento, California

      My account is secured, yet someone was able to access it about four days ago from Missouri. I'm in California and haven't been to Missouri...ever. So far nothing strange has happened other than that, and I'm hoping it won't.

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      Ronnie Sowell 6 years ago from South Carolina

      Just upgraded mine. Thanks I voted up and useful!

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      Philipo 6 years ago from Nigeria

      Lady-E, this is very informative and educative hub. These are things most of us take for granted. Thanks for sharing. One thing that keep surprising me is the fact that fraudsters with all their intelligence and smartness could make it in life through the right means. If they can put all they know into positive use, the sky will be their starting point. Tell them.

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Hi Lady E,

      Thank you for this useful hub. This hijacking seems to be occuring all the time now.

      I bookmark this one in 'My most useful hubs'.

      Take care

      Eiddwen.

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      Laurel Rogers 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      I really needed to read this today, Lady_E! I think my facebook account was hacked today. I've changed my email and password, but I'm not sure if that's adequate!

      Great read-thanks!

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      StayPos 6 years ago from Florida, USA

      Great Info Lady_E! Thanks for sharing :-)

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      paulgc 6 years ago

      Wow,

      I never knew those security options existed, thanks for the heads up Elena,

      Paul.

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      paulgc 6 years ago

      I have just checked my Facebook and to my horror it was not secured........O.M.G.

      Following your advice I have sorted my security settings and I have also shared your hub on my Facebook.

      Thanks again for the superb information.

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      Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      My account was hacked by someone about 6 weeks ago and I still cannot get back my account, as a matter of fact I cannot even contact facebook to correct this problem. My account is in limbo. I have no idea what to do.

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      psychicdog.net 6 years ago

      learned something - thanks LadyE

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Thank you Elena. This is really important info. It seems we have no privacy left.

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      Chibuzo Melvin Mobis 6 years ago from Biafra

      This is a speCIAl (CIA like) information,like an investigative work,i never knew about the "https" and "http" until today...Sis,job well done.

      cheers.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      @Mentalist Acer - Good to know. Cheers.

      @Samsons - That's great. Best Wishes.

      @Harvey - Cheers Harvey. Good luck with the new book.

      @J Dove-Miller - Thank so much for stopping.

      @Erin - How strange. Sorry to hear about that. I hope you are the only one who uses your computer. Do take care.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      @Resspenser - I am glad you did. Take Care.

      @Philipo - I agree. Their "wisdom" should be used positively, not to hack Facebook and bank accounts.

      @Eiddwen - Thanks. That's true. I'm even careful on links sent to me. I don't open all of them. Cheers.

      @Lorlie - I'm glad you changed your password and I'm sure you will change the settings to a secure one. My advice is not to click on all links sent to you. Some of them can be malicious.

      @StayPos - Cheers. Glad you stopped by.

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      Neverletitgo 6 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

      Thanks sis Elena,this is a great hub and helpful as well. I checked my facebook before I wrote this comment and followed the steps you gave us,now my facebook is secure because of your help. Thanks again and best wishes.

      Abdi

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 6 years ago

      Lady E, Wonderful hub! Thank You so much! I have had my account hacked before! I too also just checked and took the necessary measures you suggested! GOD BLESS YOU! Thank you for sharing this most relevant and helpful information! Your are the Best! In HIS Love Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! Have a wonderful and joyous weekend!

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      Claudin_Dayo 6 years ago from Southeast Asia

      I hope my friends on facebook could read this too,

      this is truly worth reading =)

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      ** PaulgC - Cheers Paul. Glad you found it useful. Thanks so much for sharing the Hub.

      ** Dave Matthews - Sorry to hear about that. Usually, people just set up another account but keep on contacting Facebook too. Good Luck.

      ** PsychicDog.net. Thanks. :)

      ** Always Exploring - Thanks for stopping, Ruby. I hear you... even our bank accounts are not all that safe...

      ** Rossimobis - Thanks so much. Nice to hear from you.

      CIA? Lol.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      ** Neverletitgo - So nice to hear from you. I am glad you changed your settings. Hope you and family are fine.

      ** DeBorrah K Ogans - Aaawh... that's so sad that someone would hack into your account. They are so nosey. Hope it never happens again. Thanks for your kind words.

      ** Claudin_Dayo - Thanks for reading. I hope your friends benefit from it too.

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      viveresperando 6 years ago from A Place Where Nothing Is Real

      very useful hub! I might get back on facebook now! :)

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      katrinasui 6 years ago

      Very useful Hub! I was looking for something like this for a long time.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      ** Thanks so much, viveresperando.

      ** Glad you found it useful, Katrinasui. Thanks.

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for this great tip, Lady_E.

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      ladyt11 6 years ago

      very useful ladyE, thanks i will be checking my facebook. I enjoyed the funny tweets also

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      ** Hi Hello, Hello - You are welcome. Nice to see you.

      ** Hi Ladyt11 - Glad you found it useful. Are you on Hubpages or do you have another blog? I notice you visit often and would like to return the compliment. :)

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      stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Great help. GBY

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      Nancy's Niche 6 years ago

      Excellent advice; thanks Lady_E. I have now changed my account to secure and will pass the message on to friends and family...Take care xx

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      ** Thanks Stars439, God Bless you too.

      ** Cheers Nancy's Niche - I appreciate you passing it on. Best Wishes.

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      JP Carlos 6 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      Will do this ASAP. Thanks for the info. Will be sharing it with the rest of my FB friends as well. Voted up!

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Jpcmc - Glad you found it useful and thanks for sharing it. Best Wishes.

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 6 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      Thank you Lady_E!!! I was hacked before on Facebook! I could not believe it! Your hubs are always full of important info. I just love you!!!! Voted-Up!

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Aaaawh Dr Pastor Carolotta - sorry to hear that. I honestly don't know what they look for. I'm glad you found this useful. Take Care.

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      Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

      Great information you have shared here. You would think Facebook would want all to be secure. Will share with friends and family. Thanks! v/r

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Hi Support Med

      Glad you found it useful and thanks for sharing it.

      Take care. :)

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      Anjili 6 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

      Thanks Lady_E for the timely advice. Will ensure to secure mine

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Cheers Anjili - Goodluck with writing online.

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      puddingicecream 6 years ago from United States

      I've been using this setting for a while (friend told me about it) so it's definitely a good practice. Thanks for sharing this.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks for recommending it, Puddingicecream. :)

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      sweetie1 6 years ago from India

      Thanks for the infomation , it is very useful one

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Sweetie - Glad you found it useful.

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      vineyardfauxcom 5 years ago

      thank you Lady_E I will follow your steps awesome info

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Vineyard - Hope you never ever get your a/c hacked into. Take care.

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      PRATHAMESH.M 5 years ago from INDIA

      Ur hub was awesum indeed. its so damn useful:)

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Cheers Prathamesh.

      Good luck with writing online.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      This is a most useful information. Thanks for sharing. Voted up, awesome, useful and beautiful. Bless you

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Glad you found it useful Ubanichijioke - There are people who do 419 in UK too, via hacking. lol.

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      Stuart 5 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

      I had no idea about the features that allow you to change your account settings, the first thing I'm gonna do now is go change my account settings. Thank you for writing such a helpful and useful hub!

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Hi Entourage

      Glad you found it useful.

      Best Wishes. :)

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thank you for this info, Lady_E. I have corrected my account setting.

      Voted up and useful. I'll be sharing this info with friends. It is so necessary to secure one's account on facebook to prevent hacking.

      Take care.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Hello Rajan

      I am glad you found it useful and thanks for sharing.

      Also, thank you for giving me the correct spelling of "Thank You". I have written it down (Shukriya)

      Best Wishes. :)

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      You are welcome Lady_E.You have written on such a variety of topics, I am so glad to be following you.

      My best wishes to you.

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      Manoj Kumar Srivastava 5 years ago from India

      T H A N K S !

      Lots of Love,

      MAKUSR

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Makusr.

      Best Wishes.

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      Debby Bruck 5 years ago

      Very helpful. Blessings, Debby

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Cheers Debby. :)

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      Tony Fischer 5 years ago from Southeastern Michigan

      Thanks! great advice.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Cheers, Tony.

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      I'll check my fb account after this. Thanks for your advice.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Thelma

      Hope you find it useful, Thelma. Many use this way. It's just as effective as the Plagiarism software.

      Best Wishes.

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      msorensson 5 years ago

      Wow..thanks, Lady_E. So timely.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @msorensson - Thanks so much. Lovely to see you.

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      viryabo 2 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this. I need to go and see to that on my FB account now.

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      Elena 2 years ago from London, UK

      @Viryabo As Technology gets advanced, so do the Hackers. (Sony Hacking surprised me).

      I'm glad you will secure your account. Thanks for stopping. :-)

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