Facebook still boasts of being the largest social media platform in the World. With an active user database of over 1.7Billion daily, it just means that two(2) in every seven people you meet is actually a Facebook user.
Being very robust, the platform is a fun avenue to connect with long lost friends, to upload your fun outing and holiday pictures, as well as those cheesy subliminal updates…. All fun! Fun!! Fun!!! … However it remains a target for hackers, and online scams, with increasing cases of online identity theft.
Here are 7 simple ways of safeguarding your Facebook account from malicious attacks by hackers and prevent unwanted access:
1. Regular Password Change
Changing your password after a timed interval helps keep your login access safe. How often you’d want to do this is largely up to convenience and ease of remembering the new passwords as you change.
2. Don’t Just Use Any Password, Use A Strong One
Always endeavour to make your password a combination of alphabets, numbers and special characters (+=-;/#*@&). This enhances it’s strength and reduces the probability of anyone guessing it correctly.
3. Mobile Number Authentication
Authenticating your Facebook account with your mobile phone number helps you in the event of a password reset. This also becomes This can be done under the “Mobile” sub section of your “Settings”.
4. End All Active Login Sessions