Are you using Facebook or any other Social Media Network? If yes, then this article is just for you. Here, in this article, we have written about ‘How to Protect your Social Media Account from being Hacked’.
Do you know? According to one study, 2 out of every 3 Americans say they are aware that their accounts have been hacked. So, it is very important that we learn to protect our social media account especially when a small innocent mistake can put you at risk.
Below, we have the shared the top 5 ways to protect your social media account from being hacked. If you follow these tips then the chances of your account being hacked will get reduced heavily.
Use Strong, Unique and Rare Password
Here, it is very important to understand the meaning of Strong, Unique and Rare Password. If someone asks you to use a strong password, then what will you do? Of course, you will use a password with one upper and special character in it. But, in 2018 this will not serve the purpose. Now hackers are intelligent enough to hack such password.
Next, I know now you are wondering how to set a strong password? Don’t worry, it is very easy to set a strong, unique and rare password. One of the examples of such password is ‘X4323xFFgfaggh32@%$5KK‘.
So, make sure you use such kind of passwords for your any online accounts including Social Media Networks.
Password Manager Apps
Another way to secure your Social Media accounts is to use a Password Manager. Password Manager is an app/ website which will store your passwords in the secure wallets. For example, LastPass.
Once you add your password to LastPass app, it will automatically appear on your screen whenever you visit that website. Further, you can also share your password with others. So, if two or more people share the one single account then this password manager app/website will also allow you to do the password sharing.
Note: In such a website like LastPass, there is no option to recover the password. On such website, you need to first register to save the passwords. But in case you forget the registered password then there is no way to recover that password.
Never Save Password in Your Browser
Do you know? One can easily access your saved password on your web browser. Yes, in a web browser, you can check the saved password from setting page. Now, just imagine, how risky it will be if someone gets the access to your computer in your absence. In a minute, he will have the access to your all saved password.
So, never save your password on your browser.
Proper Updated Internet Security
Here, it is very important to understand the difference between Antivirus and Internet Security first. If you are using the internet on your computer then Antivirus will not work for you. In this case, you will require a proper Internet Security for your computer.
In this Internet era, do not ignore the importance of Internet Security. Internet Security is very important to protect your computer and online activity from various attacks.
Whenever possible, make a use of two-factor authentication. Unlike a normal password, in this case, you will get a one time OTP to login to your account. In this way, your online accounts will get double protection.
To add two-factor authentication on Facebook, go to Settings > Security and Login > Two-Factor Authentication.
Over to you
Above all are the various tips to protect your Social Media accounts from being hacked. At last, please do not forget to share your feedback with us. We will be happy to help you.