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Sunday, February 4, 2018

How to tell if your Facebook account has been hacked

Almost every day, we hear reports about cybercriminals hacking into netizen's accounts and breaching personal data. The problem of online identity theft too has increased manifolds in the past few years. The cases of hackers getting access to social media users' accounts are no longer rare cases.
How to tell if your Facebook account has been hacked
Among all social media accounts, Facebook is the most important one for the most users. With the amount of information, that many of us share on the platform it is important to ensure its safety. Here, Facebook too on its part has several tools to help users safeguard their accounts.

There are several ways to help users detect any suspicious activity witnessed in their accounts. Here's a step-by-step guide on how users can keep their accounts safe:

1) Open Facebook and click on the arrow icon on the top right corner

2) Click on Settings

3) Click on the Security and login on the left, just below General

4) Here you can see the complete log of gadgets that you have used to login into your Facebook account as well as the date and time. The list is comprehensive as it has details of all the various devices through which you have logged-in, starting from the day you opened your Facebook account.

5) If there is a device that you don't recognize, chances are that your account may have been hacked. For those devices, click on the three-dot icon on the right side of every device and you will find a 'Not You?' option.

6) After this, Facebook will ask you to Secure Account and will show a detailed guide with various options that you can use to further strengthen the security of your account.
Against every device, you will find an option to log out. Also, at the end of t he list, there's an option to log out of all sessions together at the same time.

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