By Kimberly Deas
With social media taking a more significant role in your personal life and your business life, knowing if your account has been hacked is more important than ever.
Tip 1: Check your “Where You’re Logged In” (under Settings / Security Settings) and view your active sessions.
Here you will see the various devices that have logged into your account and you will see any unauthorized devices.
Tip 2: Set up “Login Notification.” This notifies you every time your account is accessed through a computer or device that you haven’t used before.
Tip 3: Activate “Secure Browsing.” This encrypts your Facebook account when you are logged in, making it harder for anyone else to access your information without your permission.
Tip 4: If you are logged into Facebook and you click on an app that asks for your Facebook login—don’t. This is most likely a phishing app that is trying to get your Facebook password. This is the most common way a Facebook account gets hacked.
Tip 5: Use a Secure Password. The most common password last year was 123456. This is way too easy for a hacker. Use at least eight characters, no words and avoid easy combinations that a hacker could guess, like your name or email address.
If you notice suspicious activity on your Facebook account, click on the “report a Problem” icon and notify Facebook of a security breach.
Remember access to your account also provides access to any pages that you manage, including your company’s page!
Kimberly Deas combines her 10+ years’ experience in telecommunications with a background in personal coaching and results-oriented training.