Mar 28, 2018

Things To Do if Your Facebook Account Is Been Hacked

Facebook is a social media that is very sensitive because most of us use it in getting money either promoting your business or create awareness on something that can fetch you money. Few days back, I got a strange Facebook message from one of my friend and it was clearly out of character for him, so I knew something was up: his account had been compromised. Once you notice this kind of action, here’s what to do

What do you understand by the word "Hack" itsef
When we are talking about the word "hacked”.... This gets thrown around a lot pretty loosely, to be honest—and has become the popular term for any time an account becomes compromised. Since it has become such a vague term in popular culture, now take a look at this definition:
When we are talking about HACK..leaving your phone somewhere so your friend or anyone get access to it is not getting “hacked.” We’ve all seen those posts—“Hacked! Love you baby!” This is not a hack. Not even closer to it, mostly you thing something like this following is hack "somebody else creates a new account using your name, and sometimes a profile picture they obtained from your page, and then starts spamming your friend list with invites and other messages" This is also not a hack, what you have to just do in this aspect, is to report that fake user to Facebook, and they’ll help you sort it out. Well, we are or talking about the today.

What we are talking about is when your account becomes truly compromised. This is when your account credentials fall into the wrong hands or your account otherwise starts to allow activity that you didn’t authorize. While we wouldn’t always call this getting “hacked,” it’s the term that’s most widely used to describe the situation.
Once you notice something like this, you have to take this following action below...

If you notice (or get notified about) changes to your account that you didn’t make such as..

Read This: How You Can Quickly Delete Much Old Facebook Post From Your FB Account

1. Your personal information gets updated: Birthday, email, password, etc.

2. You’re getting new friends you didn’t send requests to: If you notice an influx of new friends that you didn’t send requests to, something is wrong.

3. People are getting messages you didn’t send: If someone tells you they got a weird message from you, you need to look into it.

4. Posts are published that you didn’t share: No one likes spammy crap, especially when it’s coming from your profile.
The first thing to do is to determine what’s going on. Are you locked out of your account? Are posts showing up from you that you didn’t share? Are people getting messages you didn’t send? Most of these things require different steps to resolve, so let’s start with the easiest.

What to Do If This Kind Of Actions Occurs
If people are complaining about spammy posts showing up in their timeline or getting questionable messages from you, there’s a good chance an app with access to your Facebook account has gone rogue. The same is true if you happen to catch any of the other aforementioned issues, too.
The first thing you have to do so fast is that you should probably go ahead and change your password anyway, just to be cautious.
Now you can now go ahead to check the app that have access to your account either on the web or mobile. To do that, just follow these below steps.

How to Check App Access on the Web
To check this out from your computer.

>>Go to Facebook, and then click the little down arrow in the upper right. Choose the “Settings” option.

>>In the Settings menu, select the “Apps” command.
When you get to this part, you get to sort through every app that has access to your Facebook account, which may or may not be a lot. Some (maybe even most) of these app will be legit, but you’ll want to at least run through and revoke access from any app that you no longer use. To do that

>>Click the X beside the app name when you hover over it.

>>When you click that X, a new dialog box pops up asking for confirmation. Smash that “Remove” button, and boom—it’s gone.

Done! but depending on how many apps you’ve allowed access to over the years, this could be pretty time consuming.

How to Check App Access on Mobile

If you’re all about that mobile life and don’t mess with Facebook on the web, the process is slightly different.

>>First of all, fire up the Facebook app on your phone. The process is basically the same across both Android and iOS.

>>Then go ahead and tap the Menu button on the right side. It’s in the top row on Android (left, below), and on the bottom on an iPhone (right, below).

>>Scroll to the bottom and tap the “Account settings” entry. On iOS you’ll have to tap “Settings” first, and then tap the “Account Settings” entry.

>>From there, scroll down and tap the “Apps” option.

>>Then finally, tap the “Logged in with Facebook” entry.

When you get to this part, the most incredible and surprising thing here is that this list is broken down into sections by what the app is allowed to access like:

>>Sharing with Public: This means it’s allowed to make public posts on your wall. Anyone who looks at your profile, whether they’re a friend or not, will see this.

>>Sharing with Friends: Only people on your friends list will see these posts. That’s still annoying.

>>Sharing with Only Me: Only you will see these posts. It’ll be interesting if you start to spam yourself.

To remove an app...
>>Simply tap it, scroll to the bottom of the page, and then tap the “Remove app” button.

>>Then confirm that you want to remove the app. It’s also worth nothing that you will be able to remove all posts published by apps with Public access.
NOTE: The iOS Facebook app has an additional step that asks you to report the app if it’s misbehaving. You can do this, or you can skip this step by pressing the back button.

What to do if You’re Locked Out of Your Account

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Some might be locked out from their account and not having any means to access their Facebook account anymore, Well if you get locked out of your account completely, there’s no reason to panic. You can get it back.

Follow this below steps also..
>>Go to Facebook’s “Hacked” page. It’ll ask some questions—just answer them to re-gain access to your account.

>>Once you’re back in, change your password. type in a new password that is good and tronger than the former one. You can make use of a password manager.

If you want to change your password...
>>Just go to "Settings menu" and click the “Security and login” option.

>>Choose “Change password” under the Login section.

That's all, you are done recovering your hacked Facebook account. Just make sure you follow the steps I gave you gently so you won't make mistakes.
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