Facebook is a very secure social networking website that people regularly use. Almost 50k Facebook profiles are being hacked every day. The security researcher team are continuously improving the safety of Facebook account by eliminating every single bug. However, earlier on 2017, a new rumor have been spread that says, when you type the term “Facebook Security” in the search field of “Block users” area, and hit the ‘Block’ button, you will get a list of people who are viewing and spying on your profile regularly. I also find someone in the list.
But, the social giant Facebook completely denies this. According to them, it is not possible for anyone to spy on your profile regularly and the profiles shown in the list must use the term “Facebook security” anywhere to their profile/account/posts etc.Still, if you have any doubt in your mind, just block all of them one-by-one so that they will not be able to find you on Facebook anymore. Still, if you have any doubt in your mind, just block all of them one-by-one so that they will not be able to find you on Facebook anymore.
Also, when you accept the annoying app and game requests on Facebook, there might be a chance of getting your Facebook account hacked.
Secure Your Facebook Account By Setting Up Extra Security
For finding someone on Facebook you just need his name or Facebook profile id. But, for logging into the Facebook account, we need username/email id/mobile number and the password. The combination of username and the password is not enough for Facebook security. You can face Facebook login problems when anyone hacks your FB account. Facebook has already added few features like profile picture guard option to the account so that you can browse Facebook in a more secure way.
At first, you need to visit Settings >> Security option. Alternatively, visit the URL https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=security to go to Facebook security settings page directly.
#1. Where you’re logged in: This option shows you the list of complete session activities of current and previous logins. You can close all the activities of every session at once by pressing “End All Activity” option. Alternatively, you can stop the activity of every session manually.
#2. Recognized Devices option of Facebook gives you a list of devices that you trust/use for Facebook login. If you log in anytime from the known device, you will not get any notification. Otherwise, you will be notified when you log in from a new device.
#3. Get alerts about unrecognized logins: Don’t forget to enable this option. Facebook sends you a notification on a pre-selected email or mobile number about the unrecognized log in when a user logs in from a device that is not used generally for Facebook account logging.
#4. Use two-factor authentication: Two-Factor authentication is a great technique to secure your Facebook profile. When someone tries to log in to the Facebook account, you will receive a verification code to your registered mobile number if enabled. Without the verification code, you can’t login to Facebook.
#5. Add security keys for better Facebook login security: Facebook has introduced a security key that lets you log in to your Facebook account using a unique physical USB device. The USB key is the maximum level of security that Facebook provides. The keys support “Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) security”. But, the key is not free and you have to pay money for buying the security key. You can buy USB security key from Yubico. You can use the USB key for different accounts like Google, Dropbox, etc.
#6. Encrypt Facebook account with PGP key to increase Facebook security: You can encrypt all your notification emails using a PGP key. Most of the Facebook accounts are hacked by using emails. When you encrypt your email notifications from the Facebook account, it is hard to decrypt the email without knowing the pass-phase. You can generate unique PGP key for from https://gpg4win.org/ (for Windows users).
So far, I have discussed on the best Facebook security settings to secure Facebook profile. Thus, you can keep your account away from being hacked. Now you can access Facebook in office, school, college anywhere without any fear of losing personal info etc.