About My Facebook Account


HOW DID MY FACEBOOK GET HACKED?

A reader asks how her Facebook account could have been hacked. Unfortunately, there are many, many possible ways. Defense requires both software and smarts. * March 14, 2011 3:40PM EST * March 14, 2011 A reader recently e-mailed me with a detailed query about an apparent Facebook
hack. She clicked a link on a familiar message board that launched a video. She was surprised to find that her Facebook photo appeared on the page with the video. She logged out and changed her Facebook password. Facebook support informed her that her account had grudge against her. Her

question was, how could this person have hacked her account, and will her new Norton Internet Security 2011 software prevent future hacking.

HOW DID THEY HACK MY ACCOUNT?



There are any number of ways they Hackers may have hacked your Facebook account. They could have guessed your password. Set up an Evil Twin Wi-Fi Hotspot lifewire.com
at a coffee shop and stolen your credentials through a Man-in-the-middle attack. You could have left your account logged in at the computer lab at your school, or maybe theyre using your account from a stolen tablet or phone. Regardless of how they managed to obtain your Facebook credentials, they best thing you can do

is take quick action to limit the amount of damage they do. Because if you waste too much time, they begin using scamming tactics to trick your friends into falling for scams that depend on your friends thinking that the scammer is actually you. You could end up losing a whole lot of friends if they also get taken by




these scammers and blame you for not better protecting your account with 2-factor authentication facebook.com
or many of the other Facebook Security features available to help prevent accounts from becoming hacked. Before things get further out of hand, follow the steps below to bring things back to normal.

PASSWORD. Enter your current password, set a strong new

CHANGES.





YOU CAN LOG BACK IN.



We recommend logging out completely, provided your contact

details and recent sessions that seem suspicious. From here, proceed to step 3 if you think that your account was abused.

B. RESET YOUR PASSWORD



If the hacker did change your password and you can no longer log int your Facebook account Recover Your Facebook Account When You Can No Longer Log In Recover Your Facebook Account When You Can No Longer Log In forget your password and can no longer log in? Or was your account quickly! facebook.com
login. It will let you retrieve your password

in several different ways. email address you used to register with Facebook or any other secondary email address you added, as well as your phone number. If Facebook can find your account, you can choose how to RESET YOUR

PASSWORD.



In my case, Facebook offers me to send a recovery code to any of the email addresses I added to my account. I highly recommend that you specify multiple backup email addresses. Remember that

you must keep those accounts equally secure, at least by using a strong password and ideally by enabling two-factor authentication. Facebook will ask how they can reach you to verify your identity. This can take a while. If you believe that the person who has access to your account has been abusing it, proceed to step 2.

FACEBOOK-RESIDENT MALWARE



Unfortunately, there are many ways to lose control of your Facebook account. Simple clickjacking attacks pcmag.com
bad,

but you can also get hit by innovative malware that resides totally on Facebook. With no software installed on your local system, detect. Symantec researchers pcmag.com
reverse-engineered example for me; it was scary. As soon as their "victim" clicked on the link, their "attacker" had full access to the

RESET YOUR PASSWORD



Note: If you access Facebook on a smartphone and need to reset your password, you can follow the directions below. does have a password reset and recovery tool to reset your password. Click the "Forgot your password?" link under the Password field at the top of the Facebook homepage. site, you may

also visit the Facebook Recovery Link facebook.com
Once you have clicked the link, enter the e-mail address, phone number, username, or full name associated with your account and follow the steps to recover your account or reset your password. Tip: If you have trouble finding your Facebook account, click the I Note: If you cannot access the e-mail address associated with your Facebook account, create a new Facebook account. Facebook does not appear to have an option for contacting them directly for help with changing the e-mail address on your

account.

GET TOO MANY EMAILS, INVITATIONS, AND REQUESTS FROM FACEBOOK, I



WAS HACKE and etc. If you have some special reason on why you want to terminate your Facebook account not listed in the list, click on OTHER, PLEASE EXPLAIN FURTHER and type in your own explanation in the text box provided. techjourney.net
* If you no longer want to receive any invite to events,

notification of friend requests, tag in photos, or ask you to join groups from Facebook, click and tick the check box of OPT OUT OF RECEIVING EMAILS FROM FACEBOOK option to opt out and NOT receive these email invitations and notifications from your friends. * Click or tap on DEACTIVATE button. * Hit the DEACTIVATE NOW button again on the confirmation pop-up. techjourney.net
* Once the Facebook account is deactivated, the following message will appear: techjourney.net
* Now your Facebook account is deactivated, but still can be reactivated. So do not attempt to login with to your Facebook account anymore, as

doing so will reactivate your account if you click on the reactivation confirmation link sent to your registered email. According to Facebook Privacy Policy facebook.com
account will be kept until your account is deleted, unless we no longer need the data to provide products and services. Although can be reactivated and restore your profile in its entirety remove your profile, Timeline and all associated content on your account from Facebook. In addition, users will not be able to search for you or view any of your information. Facebook account deletion with no recovery option which also ensure that Facebook keeps no data of you is slightly different procedure. mydigitallife.info
The following is

legacy method to deactivate Facebook account for previous version of Facebook, kept here for history purpose: * Click on ACCOUNT link on the top right corner. techjourney.net
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one of the reasons why you want to delete your Facebook account, such

DEACTIVATE YOUR PROFILE



you to events and contact you through Facebook There are two stages to removing yourself from Facebook. The first simply a deactivation of your profile rather than a full deletion. Deactivation is a bit of misnomer. Technically your Facebook profile Which is an indelicate way of reminding you that by deactivating your account, you might miss on things.

B. RESET YOUR PASSWORD



If the hacker did change

your password and you can no longer log int your Facebook account Recover Your Facebook Account When You Can No Longer Log In Recover Your Facebook Account When You Can No Longer Log In forget your password and can no longer log in? Or was your account quickly! facebook.com
login. It will let you retrieve your password in several different ways. email address you used to register with Facebook or any other secondary email address you added, as well as your phone number. If Facebook can find your account, you can choose how to RESET YOUR

MORE THAN JUST A PROFILE



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Spotify,

Foursquare and a whole plethora of other apps and services that I use with Facebook authentication are now off limits to me. Some of them have additional ways to log in to their services and the support teams of a few others have managed to help me out too. Not all hope lost there. Losing my phone contacts, calendar appointments and app logins to other services were all inconveniences, but they were things I could fix

immediately and find other ways around, minor stuff. Losing my archive of memories, my messages, my photos, my groups, my Pages, my Events, anything I actually RELY on Facebook for though is also prevent me from ever creating another Facebook account again, not that this would actually solve any issues of missing data, but it would allow me to start to rebuild something and actually use the for. account and that the result of that was the decision to the UK, and Facebook operating here, means that I

should be able to request the details and supporting evidence of their investigation retrieve my data. world, but it has come close to being the end of my online world. Consider this a modern retelling of the fable about keeping all of your eggs in one basket and relying on one service to always be there for you. Think about what happens if you were to suddenly be switched off from Facebook tomorrow. Besides the cold turkey withdrawal to lose 5 years of your life and the ability to instantly communicate with a large network of your friends and peers. Facebook decides to cut you off and never let you back

in, good luck getting an answer from them, your data, or even back on the service. I guess the solution would be to never sign up to Facebook, but through it, we keep in touch with friends on it, we procrastinate on anymore. over freedom of expression online .co.uk
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