|Tech Tips – How Not to Get Your Facebook Page Hacked.|
Stay Hacker Free!Facebook is one of the coolest sites ever!
I’ve reconnected with so many friends and family members
from elementary school to college.
Enjoy Facebook just be aware of the dangers that lurk.Hackers love people like you!Change your Password!I know, you’ve probably used the same password since junior high.
Hackers love people like you, when you don’t change your password you make it easy for them to steal it.Get in the habit of changing your password at least every 3 months.
There are programs out there that hackers can run to crack your password, so please when creating a password use something that can’t be found in a dictionary and has nothing to do with your profile.Don’t use abc123, password, yourname or petsname.DO use a password that’s at least 8 characters and contains upper and lowercase letters and numbers.Calm down! I know what you’re thinking, what can you come up with that’s easy to remember?
zeros instead of O’s
! instead of l or I
3 instead of E
$ instead of SDon’t forget about the %, &, #, and @ keys!So lets revisit our previous password examples and make them more secure.Old Encrypted
johndoe J0hnD03 Be a Friend!
Friends don’t let friends get hacked.
If you notice that your friend has a weird message on their profile that doesn’t sound like them. Call them and ask them if they posted the message.
If a friend sends me a link that says “click here” I usually reply to the friend asking what the link is.
Don’t be Fooled!
Hacker’s have gotten really good at creating emails that look legit.
Your friend should then change their password to something more secure and contact facebook to report the problem. If your account was compromised I would also suggest scanning the computer for infections, many viruses are now using Facebook accounts to send spam.
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