As you must know, now-a- day’s hacker are using several tricks in order to hack different social media accounts such as Facebook and Twitter and many more. But you might know that, rather than inventing the new tricks, they mostly find the new ways to use the old tricks.
In such circumstances, we all want to keep our Facebook and Twitter accounts safe from those hackers. So guys, no more worries at all, as here we will discuss all possible ways to make your account secure from the hackers.
Table of Contents
- 1 Make most of your device Lock screen
- 2 Use strong, unique and two- factor authentication password
- 3 Remote control
- 4 Limit Third-Party Permissions
- 5 Check Device Permissions
- 6 Self- Edit
Make most of your device Lock screen
First of all, set the device lock screen to all your computing device immediately after when you are not using your device. So, that you can prevent your device from physical attacks. And, don’t forgot to set the strong password or the bio-metric to secure your devices. And always avoid setting password such as your birthday or mobile number because it is easy for hacker to trace your personal details.
Use strong, unique and two- factor authentication password
To set-up strong password and two factor authentication is the one of the most important factors in order to keep your Facebook and Twitter account secure. That is why you have heard millions of time to use stronger and different password on each social media accounts. And you may use two factor authentication to sign into accounts. It simply means that, if in case hacker get succeed in getting your password, in such scenario they need second device control (i.e. your smartphone) to break in.
To set up two factor authentication on Facebook as well as Twitter, here we have provided simple and easy steps are set forth below.
Two- Factor Authentication for Facebook:
Step 1. Go to Settings >> Security.
Step 2. Login to Two- factor authentication.
Step 3. Enter your password, to confirm changes.
Step 4. Set Two- factor to “ON”.
From there, you can choose as per your preference, whether you want 2nd factor codes via SMS or through code generating app like google.
Two- Factor Authentication for Twitter:
Step 1. Go to Settings >> Privacy >> Account.
Step 2. From there, visit the security subsection.
Step 3. Click on the Review your login verification methods.
Step 4. Enter your password, and you will directed to login verification screen.
Similarly as Facebook, from here also you can make choice about how and where to receive codes.
However, using the strong password and two factor authentication is not the sufficient solution to keep Hackers out of your Facebook and Twitter Accounts. There are several more methods that you must know which we are going to discuss.
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Facebook help you in retrieving the data, about those who is accessing your account and the also data regarding the location as from where they are accessing it. To acquire the details data about them, go to settings >> security >> Login.
From there, you can know from which devices your account has accessed and from where they are. If you find something unexpected or a device you have lost track off. In such cases, you will find right hand icon that gives you the option of logging out remotely.
And from there, scroll down and turn it on to get alerts about unrecognized logins. From now onward you will get messages alert via messengers, e-mail or Facebook when someone logged into your account from unrecognized browser.
But, twitter doesn’t offer this option, so always be sure that you have two factor authentication is “ON” for twitter.
However, there are more options and must aware of it to keep Hackers out of your Facebook and Twitter Accounts.
Limit Third-Party Permissions
Though, it is up to you, that how much information you are allowing on your social media accounts through third party services that has some access. You must know what you have approved and be ensure that there is nothing personal in the list and also never forget to remove old plugins that are no longer in use. If you have granted to access more data than you want, then it is not hack but still you need to be careful and alert.
You can manage the outside services on both Facebook as well as twitter.
Go to settings >> Apps and Websites.
From there you can easily view and manage the outside services that have access on your Facebook account.
Go to Settings >> Privacy and Apps.
And from there, you can easily view and edit the outside services that have access on your Twitter account.
Now, let’s move to next method that will help you to keep Hackers out of your Facebook and Twitter Accounts.
Check Device Permissions
Always check the permission services like Facebook and Twitter on your every devices. Sometimes, it might happen that you have blocked Facebook from accessing your location on your Mobile phone, but deliberately you have allowed Facebook to access your location on your tablet. In such scenario, your data is guided by strong password and two factor authentication. However, it is better to turn it off, if you don’t want it to be traced or tracked.
You can check device permissions for both Android as well as iOS devices.
Go to Settings >> Apps.
Then click the upper right menu appearing on the screen and monitor the App permissions.
Go to Settings >> Privacy.
From there, you can easily manage the services that have accessed in your phone. Scroll down the settings, and double check the permissions list for each services you use.
Now, the last but not the least method in order to help you to keep Hackers out of your Facebook and Twitter Accounts.
In order to make your account secure from the hackers, just follows the below mentioned tips to get your account under control. So that if hackers break in, they can grab only limited and wrong info about yourself.
- Serving limited amount of personal data on your social media accounts.
- Providing the wrong and unreal information about yourself.
- Don’t forget to delete the older account which are no longer in use.
There is no such term i.e. perfect security, but at least you have peace of mind because you have done all possible methods to keep Hackers out of your Facebook and Twitter Accounts. All these methods will definitely make it harder for hackers to get into your account.