March 17, 2011

2 Ways to Secure your Facebook Account from Hackers!


You hear so many horror stories of Facebook accounts being hacked by notorious low life’s around the globe these days, and for the majority of us avid and respectable users, you can’t help but think “what if I’m next in line?”.

Those of us using Facebook for business purposes and who have a large number of following, these two tips shouldn’t go a miss, so in this short tutorial I’d like to show you how simple it is to secure your Facebook account from the big bad wolves.

Facebook Secure LoginFacebook Secure HTTPS login

1. Get a Big Bad Password!

If your current password is way too easy to remember like 4 or 5 digits long, then the first and foremost thing to do is change it to a longer more secure one. My current password without revealing too much has over 20 characters consisting of all sorts. You don’t have to be that drastic about it but create one that’s at least 8 or more characters long.

2. Set the Big Bad HTTPS Secure Login!

Facebook now enables you to set your login page to a HTTPS secure login. To enable this follow these four simple steps:

Step One

Log into your Facebook account as you would normally.

Step Two

In the right hand top corner, click on the account tab to reveal the drop down menu; and then click on account settings.

Step Three

In the account settings page you will see a link, third of the way down called account security conveniently, click on this link.

Step Four

Tick the box titled ‘Secure Browsing HTTPS’ and hit save. You can also choose to be notified by email when a device logs into your Facebook page which should be no other than yourself. On this page you can also conveniently browse through your recent login activity which includes day and time, location and device type.

That’s it all done, next time you access the login page it will be secure one with a stronger password to go with it, enjoy.

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About Fabrizio Van Marciano

Fabrizio Van Marciano is a successful artist and blogger working from his home in North Cornwall, UK. His insight into online business marketing, web design and self-promotion has lead him to become one of the UK's biggest selling modern contemporary artists with over 3,000 original canvas paintings sold worldwide. Fabrizio now shares his tips, advice and tutorials on all aspects of internet business marketing, blogging tips, WordPress, internet tech reviews and much more. You can follow Fabrizio on Twitter & Facebook.

Comments

  1. David Coe says:

    Another great post and top tip thanks for sharing Fabrizio.

  2. Sebastian says:

    Good tips didn’t realise you could get a secure login for Facebook.

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