It is a fact that the Facebook users are increasing day by day. Whether you talk about students or professionals, housewives or working ladies, without any doubt, every second individual has a Facebook account, these days. You will be amazed to know that according to a survey conducted in September 2012, the Facebook users were 243 million whereas the growth penetration was 28.5% only in Europe. Isn’t it amazing? Indeed, it is. The best part is that the subscribers of this amazing social media site are still increasing. One of the major reasons behind this immense increase is the amazing features, which Facebook is offering to its users.
Besides traditional services, which every social media site offers to interact with other users and to advertise their brand, Facebook started offering some unique features in 2013. These worthy to know features are as follows:
- Graph Search tool for effective and efficient search
- Pay-per-Message services for sending a private inbox message to CEO of Facebook for just $100.
- Facebook Messenger Calling features with the help which you can do video chat with your friends and family members.
Moreover, Facebook Application is also now available for Android users. In nutshell, you can say that having a Facebook account means that you are having a digital life to enjoy in every perspective. Thus, the security of such account becomes an indispensable need of every account holder. Now the question is how one can secure one’s Facebook account from being hacked or misused. There are few tips considering which achieving this purpose is possible. These worth knowing tips are as follows:
Tip # 1: Secure your Facebook Account with Complex Password
You must have noticed that usually, people keep their passwords so simple that one can easily judge them. The best example can be the user’s name. Do not use such password; as such options will be the first one to consider by the hacker. Instead, it is advisable to make a complex password to keep your account secure. The best approach can be use of some capital and small letters with numeric.
Tip # 2: Attach your Cell Phone Number with Your Facebook Account
This is one of the best security tools, which Facebook offers to its users. If you will attach your account with your phone number, then every time someone will try to login your account from any unrecognized device, it will not be accessible even if the login ID and passwords are correct.
Tip # 3: Enable HTTPS
Now you can also enable encryption feature of Facebook in order to make it more secure. For this, you just have to access your ‘Account Security’ tab to enable HTTPS. If you will enable this option, then Facebook will encrypt your all information before sending it to server, which will reduce the chances of hacking. Keep in mind that with unencrypted connection, all your information, even the passwords can be viewed with the help of some tools like FireSheep.
Tip # 4: Disable Public Search
Make sure that you have disabled the public search option; else you will be easily searched on the search engines. Here you need to understand that if your profile will be easily searched then the chances to hack your profile will increase dramatically.
Tip # 5: Some Basic Things to Do to Make your Facebook Profile Secured
Apart from considering the above-mentioned four tips, there are some basic things, which everyone should do in order to increase his profile security. These handy to do things are as follows:
- Do not add any unknown person to your Facebook friend’s list.
- Do not share your personal information with everyone. Try to limit it especially if it is your phone number, your address, your unique research, or any such thing.
In nutshell, using Facebook account can be extreme fun but to enjoy it, one has to focus on the security measures, which can be achieved by adopting these above-mentioned handy tips.