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  • Checkout this Tips to help you in keeping your social media account safe
  • Many people have fallen victims to
    hackers, especially through their
    Facebook social media account.
    Notably, if your account gets accessed
    by strangers it opens up some secrets;
    so, efforts should be made to seriously
    try to prevent unwanted access to your
    account. Below are guides on how to
    protect your account:

    Create a strong password
    Chances are, you already have your
    Facebook password. But you should make
    sure it is unique, meaning that you don’t
    use it anywhere else. To change your
    password, go to Account Settings >
    General > Password.
    Confirm your mobile number
    Doing this ensures that, even if you lose
    or forget your password, Facebook will be
    able to send you a new one via text
    message.
    To add your mobile number, go to
    Account Settings > Mobile and click on

    Add a Phone.
    Activate secure browsing
    Another way of making sure your
    Facebook browsing activity is safe is to
    turn on Secure browsing. This
    automatically prevents any external
    applications that are integrated with
    Facebook from doing any harm or taking
    your personal information without your
    knowledge or approval. To secure your
    account, click the drop down menu from
    the top right corner of your Facebook
    account and go to Account Settings.
    Select ‘Security’ from the left menu.
    On the Secure Browsing section, click on
    the Edit link at the right, when the option
    panel appears, check the box ‘Browse
    Facebook on a secure connection,’ then
    click the Save Changes button.
    Activate ‘Login Approvals’
    Login approvals is an extended security
    feature offered by Facebook. It requires
    you to enter a security code each time
    you try to access your Facebook account
    from an unrecognised device. To activate
    Login Approvals, go to Account Settings >
    Security, look for Login Approvals and
    click on the Edit button.
    When the option to activate Login
    Approvals will appear, tick the check box
    to activate.
    When a popup window appear with
    descriptions of login approvals, click on
    the ‘Set Up Now’ button to continue. If
    your mobile number is already registered,
    Facebook will automatically send you a
    code via SMS. Enter this code in the
    given box and click Submit Code.
    Now you have completed the Login
    Approvals request, so you can click Next
    to continue.
    Next, Facebook will offer you to setup a
    Code Generator from your mobile phone.
    This would help in case you are unable to
    receive SMS. Click Continue.
    Disconnect previous active sessions
    The good thing about Facebook is that it
    lets you know about your previous active
    sessions, where you log in from, and what
    devices you used to access your
    Facebook account. Now, to make sure
    your account is safe, from the Account
    Settings > Security page, look for ‘Active
    Sessions‘and click on Edit. Click on the
    link ‘End Activity‘ to kill the sessions on
    all other devices.
    Activate Private Browsing
    Another way to prevent another person
    from accessing your account is by
    activating ‘Private Browsing’ from your
    browsers. All browsers have this feature,
    which prevents them from logging your
    browsing history.
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