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Beaware of Hackers- Your Facebook Account Can be at Risk

If you’re not on Facebook, you’re one of the few who hasn’t jumped on the bandwagon.

Facebook is arguably the most popular social networking site these days and it remains a favourite site for all types of individuals, from all walks of life and from all corners of the world.

There was a time when Facebook wasn’t all that hot but over the years, it has gained a steady stream of fans and now, practically every person in the world is hooked!

Why the sudden surge in popularity? Well, for one thing, Facebook is a great place for business. Secondly, it is a good venue to hook up with friends without leaving the house. Thirdly, you can find long lost friends there.

There are a thousand other reasons why Facebook is so popular and unfortunately, these other reasons are not all healthy and positive.

This is why protecting your Facebook password from hackers is a MUST! This is even truer if you have kids who are also on Facebook.

Keeping Hackers off Your Virtual Domain

Cyber mainstays are always reminding online newbies about the importance of regularly changing passwords for online accounts. Still unbeknownst to many, any account you set-up online is open to being hacked.

However, there are certain things that you can do to reduce your vulnerability online and prevent unscrupulous characters from taking advantage of you.

Facebook Protect: Keeping Your Account Safe

You may have heard that creating a unique password through a combination of letters, numbers and symbols is one of the best ways of protecting your online account from being hacked, Facebook included.

You have to keep in mind though that whatever password you create, it should be such that people who know you will find it very hard to guess. What this means is that you should create a password that cannot, in any way, be associated with you.

Forget birthday combinations, movies and movie stars or other significant event, person or date in your life that pretty much everyone who knows you, knows about it.

How about trying a random combination? Make sure though that whatever random combination you come up with is written and kept in a safe place – one that only you have access to – so that in the event you forget your password, you have a hard copy of it.

Pay Attention to Security Hints

You know those hints that appear when creating a password? They’re not there to annoy you. They’re there to give you a clue as to whether or not the password you are creating is strong enough to ward-off hackers. Take heed.

With Facebook, what you will generally see as you key-in each letter, number or symbol for the password you are trying to create; are the following words: Password strength: Weak, Medium, Strong.

As with online account providers, whether it’s for electronic mail or membership to an online club, Facebook also has its own security program to ensure the safety of their users. Part of this program is providing you with hints as to password strength.

Lastly, do not have the same password for your Facebook and the email account you provided when setting-up your Facebook page. This is a giveaway to hackers.

For additional security, you should definitely consider creating a separate email account just for your Facebook account.

This Facebook email should solely be used for your FB account and not for personal and work emails so you can protect your important files from FB hackers.

Author Bio:- Matt is a free lancer writer and content builder of www.systemdisc.com/ and is explaining what internet privacy problems are.

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