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How to secure your Facebook account from Hackers and Spies

Updated on April 6, 2012

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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    • Rusti Mccollum profile image

      Ruth McCollum 

      6 years ago from Lake Oswego, Oregon

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

    • dexixy profile imageAUTHOR

      dexixy 

      6 years ago from Kampala

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

    • dexixy profile imageAUTHOR

      dexixy 

      6 years ago from Kampala

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

    • quickbooker profile image

      quickbooker 

      6 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.

    • am301986 profile image

      am301986 

      6 years ago from New Delhi

      Thanks for sharing..... :)

    • dexixy profile imageAUTHOR

      dexixy 

      6 years ago from Kampala

      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:)

    • dexixy profile imageAUTHOR

      dexixy 

      6 years ago from Kampala

      PreetSaluja, Thanks for reading and thumbs up.

    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 

      6 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.

    • PreetSaluja profile image

      PreetSaluja 

      6 years ago

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

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