So if you are in Facebook and use Facebook for your business purpose, you know how important is your Facebook account. You must be alerted about the hackers who are consistently trying to hack Facebook accounts. They uses various black hat methods to get access of your account. When they succeed to do so, they post spams on your Wall which may bring down your reputation or make your profile spammy. You might be reading the stories titled as French President’s Facebook Page Hacked and Facebook Pulls CEO’s Page After Apparent Hacking.
But you can secure your Facebook profile by following some To DOs and not To DOs so that they can’t get any scope to dig a trap for you. Well, here is some actions that you must take for your security and stability in Facebook.
Remove the Facebook Apps that you don’t trust
When you give permission of accessing your data to an application, they hang on that permission forever. So you are actually running on danger zone if you do not know too much about the trustiness of the application. But some time we allow some applications to access our profile data for some instant benefit without knowing about them and we are pretty much lazy on the matter of removing the useless applications.
Some hackers drive in their road in a long-term vision, they can create some juicy applications and attract you to install them in your Facebook account. Later, they can use the permission given by you to hack your account. It is well enough to say that you must revoke the permission of those apps that you do not need any more or you don’t trust them. Learn how to delete the permissions that you previously allowed to an application in Facebook account from this video tutorial.
Enable SSL Settings for your Facebook account to be safe from Firesheep
In late of 2010, Codebutler, a developer released a Firefox add-on, named as Firesheep to use the security cookies for login verification of websites. You should be careful about this as the add-on has a security flaw with Wi-Fi network. Hackers can use this add-on to grab your login cookies trapping in the wireless network. So you must use SSL connection (https) when accessing your Facebook account in a Wi-Fi network connection. Learn how to enable SSL for Facebook.
In order to enable SSL login to your Facebook account and click on the Account link at the top-right corner of the page. Then click on Account settings link in the drop down menu.
Under the Settings tab scroll down to the Account security row and click on the Change link.
Click on the Browse Facebook on a secure connection (https) whenever possible check box and then Save button.
Now whenever you will browse Facebook it will use the SSL (https) connection protocol.
Setup Facebook Login Email Alerts
If some body manages to get your login information you should take a prompt action like changing your login password. So to get notified about if there any body log-ins to your account, setup Facebook login email alerts.
Protect your information and privacy on Facebook
Hackers are too much intelligent and try to crack your password by collecting information about you from the Facebook account. So your must protect your information and secure your privacy on Facebook for not to be hacked one day. Learn more from here.
Also read on Facebook security.