You may have been tagged in a link to an obscene video by a friend you least expected that from. Don’t worry, they have not backslid. Well, maybe, their Facebook accounts have. This is the job of hackers who linger on the corridors of Facebook, stealing the accounts of users for insane purposes.
Our Facebook accounts are an extension of who we are in real life. For both people who know us in real life and those who don’t, the social platform is one of the best and the most popular ways of socializing online.
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Whatever your need and use for Facebook are, the recent raiding of hackers on the platform is massive due to the vulnerability of data hence, there is the need to protect your account to prevent Facebook hacking.
Even though there are several ways of protecting your account from hackers, one of the best ways is by setting up a two-factor authentication/two-step verification.
What is a 2 step verification?
When you are able to activate this feature on Facebook, your account does not just need your password to open. The most common method is, you will receive a text message to approve a login before your account can be penetrated.
So the dual authentication offers another layer of protection to you as a user. In the single factor authentication, all a hacker needs is an account name and a password to be logged in but with a two-factor verification, the hacker needs one of the following in addition:
- Something you know, such as a personal identification number (PIN), password or a pattern
- Something you have, such as an ATM card, phone, or fob
- Something you are, such as a biometric like a fingerprint or voice print
How to prevent Facebook hacking with two-step verification
The name may sound a bit technical but the process is far from that. Just follow the steps below and thank me later:
- Locate and tap on the 3 bars at the extreme right of your Facebook interface
- In the menu that appears, go to “settings and privacy”
- Under the “settings & privacy option, select “settings”
- In the new window that opens, scroll down to “security” and tap on “security and login”
- In “security and login”, scroll down to “setting up extra security” and select “Use two-factor authentication”
- Select the authentication method and follow the prompts. I use “text message” because that’s what is easily accessible to me.
Do not wait for hackers to start tagging your friends in obscene images and videos before you act. Act now to save yourself from embarrassment.
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