How to Protect Your Facebook Account from Hackers?



Recently, I saw my main Facebook account was attacked by someone, he/she did not fully hacked the account, but somehow managed to put it on recovery mode. When I logged into Facebook the next day, Facebook asked me for some verification and I was able to get the account back to normal and I took some extra steps to secure the account from any future attacks. I’ll share a few simple tips with you in order to protect your Facebook account from hackers.

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Why Do We Need to Protect Our Account?

Hackers have very less chance to harm you financially by compromising your Facebook account (If you are not using any paid services from Facebook such as Facebook Ads). But as you know, all of us have very personal data and emotions on Facebook i.e messages, chats, mobile no, email address, pages, groups and much more information we have on Facebook, hacker will get access to that information and can potentially damage your reputation by posting something against your personality. In all cases, we should protect our account from being compromised.

Basic Security Tips for Facebook Account

There are a few basic things you need to do in order to keep your account away from hackers, and these basic steps are mandatory for every new and existing account on Facebook, these basic security measures will secure your account from a baby hacker who is just trying to do something for fun.

1) Use a Strong Password 

The first thing you need to secure your account is to select a strong password which must contains lower and capital letters as well as numbers and special characters. Don’t use the common passwords like pakistan123, prince007  and so on. Use a strong password such as (%&rockyTTMembers), and try to change your password after every six months.

2) Add Your Mobile Number 

To make sure you get access back to your account if something goes wrong, you must add your mobile number to your Facebook account and verify it. When you have mobile number attached with your FB account, you’ll always get an SMS from Facebook according to the situation. In order to add your mobile number, please go to Setting and then on the left side you’ll see mobile, click that and add your mobile number.

3) Don’t Open Facebook on all Computers 

Try to only use one device for opening your Facebook account, if you open your account everywhere then it can be hacked easily because your SESSION is activated on that computer’s IP address. However, you can use any computer which you think is trusted, and never save your password or login details on someone else’s computer.

4) Don’t Click Spam Links 

This is one of the biggest problems I’ve seen, most of the new users who don’t know how the web works, they click on spam links in Facebook messages which are sent to them by some known users. These links potentially have phishing software and scripts, which immediately get access to your Facebook password and email. So first carefully watch the links and only click links which are clear and visible.

5) Using Private Browsing Options 

This is a little tip, if you activate private browsing in Mozila Firefox, it’ll protect you from harmful attacks. And you can do the similar in Chrome by opening your Facebook account in a “new incognito window” and nothing will be saved in the browser, I mean the browser will not save your data, so you are safe and sound.

Advanced Tips for Facebook Security

Now here is the actual magic, if you want to highly secure your Facebook account from the top level hackers then you should apply these advanced security tips. Facebook has done a lot for you in order to protect your data from hackers, and you just need to activate some default security features which Facebook offers you. Please follow the steps below.

Login to your Facebook account, and on the top of your account where you click for logout from Facebook, click that arrow and click the setting as showing in the picture below:

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On the next page, you’ll need to click the security option as indicated in the image below:

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Now on this above page, you can activate all the necessary security features in order to fully secure your account for lifetime, you can use as many options as you can, but make sure you understand the option before using it. However, I’ll suggest you to at least activate the Login Alerts, Login Approvals and Trusted Contacts. These 3 options are must to activate for advanced security of your FB account. I have indicated the necessary options below in the screen shot, and you can add 3 to 5 trusted people in the “Trusted Contacts” list.

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The Trusted Contacts are those people who’ll help you if you ever lose access to your account, you should add your closest friends or relatives to this list. Please keep in mind that these features will make sure the security of your Facebook account, I have activated them all myself and it’s recommended to you to. Good luck!

About Abdul Wali

Abdul Wali is a Web Developer, SEO Consultant and Online Instructor working online for last 6 years on the internet and managing several successful websites. You can contact him via Email or follow him on Facebook. Also add him on .

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  • Shakir Khan

    Anyone who hacked your account might been very lucky. B)
    As in your Facebook account tons of users are present.

    • My account was not hacked, it was attacked but Facebook made it secure by asking extra questions and mobile verification.

      • Shakir Khan

        Yes well it is not a easy job to do to hack Facebook account easily. It requires heaps and tons of experiences about hacking but still you can get back your account easily.

      • Shakir Khan

        Yeah, these days; it is very easy to obtain your loosed Facebook accounts. Even if hackers hacked your password and modify it.

  • Bilal aftab

    very imressive post

  • Thanks Abdul wali bhai for sharing with us such a useful information.

    • You welcome brother, and thanks for stepping by.

  • Hi Abdul Wali,
    you did a great job by sharing this with us!
    Actually, facebook is getting sucurer day by day due to its popularity.
    In my view,
    > If we use a strong password and Two-step verification, that’s all! <
    Thanks for the great share.
    ~ Ahmad from TutorialsFist [dot] com

  • yahi steps apne kiye hue the tabhi hacker ne apko hath dala ap bach nahi ske hamara kia hall hona hai bhai sab step 2 verification toot jati hai jab hath dalta hai koi

  • PK Hackers

    banda pahle na kisi gareeb ka nuqsan kare jab bad main rona padhta hai fir security answers toot jate hai or recovery mood pr account lag jata hai ye to trailor tha Wali bhai insan ban jao gareebo ka bhi khiyal rakha karo jo bat unse karte ho puri kiya karo warna apni emails check karte raha karo koi dushmani nahi apse……………..

    • Hi dude,

      We’ve been doing a fair business in terms of selling courses, and the policy for any kind of support etc is written clearly in the page “Buy a DVD”, and there is no such complain from any of those who purchased the courses in the past. And we are not bound to provide lifetime support, we always answer valid questions via email and that’s what we’ve written in the policy page. all the best!

      • PK Hackers

        Okay Let’s see agr mere or apke clients ki galti hai to uske liye sorry. tensn na lo ap dubara recovery mood nahi lagta security full thi apki just hath dal jata hai fb main :p enjoy your life enjoy yourself

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    Sir’How to upload HTML file in Blogger ???????????? Please Tell Me..

  • Muhammad Furqan

    nice post…

  • Muhammad Furqan

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  • Muhammad Furqan

    i submitted blogger sitemap to bing webmaster tool use same google webmaster method atom.xml 1 say 500 post tk ka method …jb bing ko submited kia to 15 post the 25 feb 2016 ko submit kia h.. google webmaster mn ur bing mn bhe same date to submit kia h. mgr aj 18 post lge hn google webmaster mn 19 url submitted and index 19 lekin bing mn whe 15 url submit hn bing mn kitna time lgta h index honay mn next post url jb new post lagty hn to? Bing kitna time leta h next post submit krnay mn???

  • Suleman Mani

    Very helpful tips Abdul bhai . Mjy ak mashwara chiya tha aap say mery pas 50k say 100k tak paisy hain wo mai chta hon koi shop par lagany ki bajy ager Internet par koi acha invest karny ka hisab kitab ho tu yaha internet par invest karon koi guide hai ?

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  • Suleman Mani

    Help me abdul bhai

    • Suleman Mani

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  • bilal0640

    Asslam-O-Alikum
    Sir, maine apne facebook ke account main mobile login approval lgaya tha.
    maine new window ki hai our 3 din ho gye hain mere mobile number pe code nhi a rha.
    Please help me.

  • Thanks a lot for sharing this interesting post. This would further help us to secure our facebook account.