Edited by chrispeng at 12-31-2013 02:09 PM
Part 2: [Guide] How to protect your Account by Moderator W1LDs17.
This guide will help you to protect your account from getting hacked.
This guide is to help prevent Security breaches if your account is already compromised please refer to the Link below.
My account was hacked what do i do now?
To assure your account is safe a strong password is necessary.
Passwords with numbers and capital letters mixed in with lowercase are many times more secure then those with out.
Using names and places makes a password weaker.
Leetspeak is a popular way to incorprate numbers into a password and can help to make it more secure. (example of leetspeak: P4$$VV()Rl> instead of password)
To change your password go here https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=account§ion=password&t:1yzh2i0l General Account Settings
Now that we have a strong password we need to make our back up plan. A strong passwords no good if you forget it...
So we need to make sure we have our security questions set up correctly.
Go to: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=security§ion=question&t:1yzh2i0l
Security Settings > Security Question
Now pick a question that not many people would know the answer to and use a nickname or some other word.
Q:What city where you born in?
A:The City of Roses
Now We have done the very basics that are done when you first set up a Facebook account. Lets move on to the advance security options.
Log in Approvals
This is an account setting that will prevent others from logging in to your account from a device you have not authorized. In other words even if someone else got your password they cant log in unless its on your computer!
This works by sending a text message to your phone with an authorization code every time a new device (computer phone ect) attempts to access your account. If the code is not put in they will be unable to access your account. This code only has to be put in once per device. To read more click Here: https://www.facebook.com/help/148233965247823/#What-is-Login-Approvals?:1yzh2i0l .
To turn on Login Approvals:
- 1) Go to your Security Settings page (Account > Account Security > Security)
2) Click on the Login Approvals section
3) Check the box and save your changes
Now your account should be more secure
Time to buff up your computers security [s:553]
To keep a computer secure theres a few simple tasks you can do.
First Get an anti-virus program.
Heres a short list of trustworthy antivirus programs
G-Data: http://www.gdata-software.com/ Kaspersky Lab: http://usa.kaspersky.com/products-services/home-computer-security/anti-virus:1yzh2i0l
Trend Micro Titanium: http://www.trendmicro.ae/products/titanium-antivirus-plus/index.html
Panda Cloud: http://www.cloudantivirus.com/:1yzh2i0l
Comodo Internet Security: http://www.comodo.com/
Do not use 2 Anti-Virus programs in unision unless they are by the same company and spesifcly ask you to. Anti-virus programs often conflict each other and will attempt to shut the other one down...
Update the anti-virus program regularly to insure security.
Keep up on updates
keep your computer and browsers updated.
Updates often fix bugs and security holes.
Remember to log off when you leave a computer unattended.
DO NOT SAVE YOUR ACCOUNT AND PASSWORD
(unless on a trusted computer in a trusted environment)
Thanks for your time and i wish you the best.
Original link: http://us.forum.igg.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=21547