Last updated on 11 July 2018 by Arian Scube.
As you and I know, Facebook has completely changed the way we communicate with the people around us and beyond. Someone gets up early in the morning and unconsciously starts his day on Facebook. Many people sleep very late at night because of a mobile application called Facebook.
When we talk about Facebook security, we’re talking about the methods that control our experience on Facebook. How we know how we connect people to Facebook, how we connect to Facebook and what we do on Facebook determines how safe we are and what our online profile looks like.
Last year I introduced a topic called Facebook as a virtual community. This reflects the fact that every action on Facebook is a drawing of what happens in real life. This can include: making friends, sharing photos, responding to status updates and photos of friends, personal messages, shopping, birthdays, events, verbal battles in groups and on sites, and many other interesting things.
How we deal with this activity is important. To protect your home, you need to buy an iron door with a sturdy key and protected windows. To stay out of trouble, you learn to keep good friends. If we connect this script to Facebook, it’s almost the same.
To keep Facebook safe, you must do the following;
- Change your name on Facebook to your real name as it appears on your ID card, credit card, bank account or driver’s license.
- Change your password to a stronger one.
- Enable two-factor authentication.
- You can optionally add a login notification.
Change your Facebook name to your real name.
Some may wonder why Facebook should change its name to the right one. There are a number of reasons why this is important. Conversations outside of security, real names help family, old friends to identify themselves on Facebook. Facebook has determined that new accounts must be authentic, with a real name and phone number to help them move forward.
Now, in safety, real names help to get an account back, especially if it has been compromised by someone else. Facebook requires the victim to identify themselves with the same name as on Facebook. The means of identification can be an identity card, credit card, driver’s license, energy bill, etc.
If the names do not match, you may not be able to verify your credentials as the actual account holder.
Change the password to a stronger password.
The password is the most important aspect of any online profile. The better your password, the more secure your online profile. That’s why most websites measure the strength of passwords during registration. They encourage their users to choose strong passwords to prevent brute force. Read our article about how long it takes to crack a password.
An attack with brute force is a random attempt with variables that best describe a person’s online profile. These variables can be your profile name, nickname, phone number and date of birth if they are visible to others. They generate guesses to see which combination matches the victim’s password.
The best generation of passwords is the choice of mnemonics, which are not so easy to remember. It can be a combination of symbols, capital letters and numbers. The worst choice is to use your phone number, nickname or several favorite numbers as a password. Let’s take the example below.
Say, my name is Cynthia. I was born in 1996. My favorite symbols are $…! I can then create a modest password like (YN$! a96 instead of cynthia96. CyNtH! @96 can work as the perfect password. There’s a combination no one can imagine.
Enable two-factor authentication.
In addition to your usual username and password, it adds an additional layer of security to your Facebook account. When you connect to Facebook with a new device or browser, you must enter a special security code that Facebook will send to your primary phone. This makes it much harder to access your account, even if someone has your password.
For two-factor authentication, this means that you want to approve all new or future connections that are not made at your current location. Although Facebook has different two-factor authentication methods, it all depends on which two-factor method is preferred over the other.
The two best methods are the text message (SMS) and the code generator. You can enter and verify your headphone number via SMS to receive registration confirmation codes, usually a 6-digit code. You cannot register a new device in your account without these login codes.
On the other hand, the code generator is used to generate connection codes. These access codes become unusable within 30 seconds. This means that new application codes are generated every 30 seconds until one is applicable. It runs on the mobile Facebook application for Android and iOS.
Finally, you will receive a login notification when a new login activity appears in your account. To easily define these variables, click on this link to continue. https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=security§ion=two_fac_auth&view.
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