In the early 2004 when FB was first established; there was no reason to hack anyone’s account since there was no reason for hacking an account in the first place!!!
Ever since it has grown to billions of users, Facebook contains enough data for hackers to use for either monetary gain or blackmail. Eg a celebrity’s account can be hacked in order for a person to advertise a page or brand.
The hacker can also post embarrassing or discriminating posts that will leave the celeb’s fans furious. Your account is also prone to hacking even if you aren’t a celebrity. You obviously have to protect your Facebook account from malicious hackers!
Aside using strong passwords; here are some of the ways to protect ur fb account:
1) AVOID SAVING PASSWORDS ON PUBLIC DEVICES(eg Cafes, shop/printing press etc)
2) ALWAYS LOG OUT ON OTHER DEVICES
Not saving your password is not the only way to prevent hacking on public devices. Leaving your account logged in also paves the way for hackers to take control of your account.
3) OPT FOR TWO-WAY VERIFICATION
This feature sends an authentication message to your phone every time you or a hacker tries to log in to your account.
4) CLEAN UP YOUR BROWSER
It is always advisable to clean up your browser every once in awhile….
Most phishing and virus activities are found in porn and torrent sites. If you are a frequent visitor (am not judging!), always clear your data before someone gains access to your authentication details.
5) PROTECT YOURSELF FROM SPYWARE AND MALWARE:
The hacking problems are not only web-based. A person can hack your browser through malicious software you may have unknowingly installed on your computer.