Hacking techniques to discover Facebook passwords
As I mentioned earlier, there are numerous hacking techniques that crackers use to "hack" the Facebook profiles of their victims e find out the access passwords to their accounts. Now is the time to show you some of them: from spy apps that allow cybercriminals to monitor virtually all user activity on their devices to increasingly effective social engineering techniques.
Le spy-app they are one of the most effective tools used by cybercriminals, and also one of the most invasive. Thanks to spy apps, in fact, crackers can spy on their victims in absolute anonymity and view practically all their activities: applications used, calls made, SMS sent, text typed on the keyboard (a bit like with software keylogger) and much more.
Alas, even some apps created for "noble" purposes, such as those for parental control or anti-theft applications, can be used to control the activity of others. Qustodio and Cerberus are an example, of which I told you quite thoroughly in the guide where I explain how to spy on Android.
What can you do to know if your smartphone hosts a spy app? You can install some apps that allow you to monitor the battery consumption of your device, such as Wakelock Detector (if you remember, I have already told you about this app in the article in which I explain how to save Android battery), and check if any anomalies. For more details on how these apps work, read the guide in which I explain in detail how to check for the presence of spy apps on your device.
Passwords saved in the browser
Another technique used by crackers has to do with passwords saved in the browser used by their victims to log into Facebook and all other accounts. These attackers enter the browser databases (Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Edge, Opera, etc.) and, if the user has saved the access keys to their accounts, the cracker picks them up and enters without too much difficulties in the profiles of his victim. A simple but very effective technique!
A hacking technique that many have underestimated, but rather effective, concerns theSOCIAL ENGINEERING. What is it about? In essence, social engineering encompasses a whole host of techniques that exploit users' ingenuity to sneak into their accounts. Therefore, watch your back and do not lend your device to strangers (or otherwise to disreputable people) for any reason in the world, as they could easily access your personal information, including your Facebook account. Clear?
Il Phishing (which in some ways falls under social engineering techniques) is a hacking technique that we are hearing about more and more often. How is it used? In essence, the potential victim receives an apparently authentic e-mail from Facebook (but which is actually fake) in which they are asked, with any excuse, to click on a link contained in the message and to enter their data. access to your account. Should the user fall into the trap, he would be the one to provide the cracker with his password. Incredible, but true!
Protecting yourself from this kind of attacks is quite simple: just ignore the fake e-mails coming from Facebook, don't click on the links they contain and, of course, don't provide your login credentials.
How to protect your Facebook account
After examining the main hacking techniques used by the most shady characters on the Web, it's time to take action and find out how to secure your Facebook account. Doing this is not that difficult: just choose a password long enough and difficult to guess, activate two-factor authentication, select some precautionary privacy settings and use other small precautions that can make a difference. Here's everything in detail.
Use a secure password
If you want to prevent your Facebook account password from being discovered, you have to use a sufficiently secure password. This means that the access key to your Facebook account must be quite long, therefore composed of at least 15 characters, and hard to guess. Therefore, avoid using the name of a family member, your date of birth, passwords already used for other accounts or a sequence of numbers as a password ("123456" is still today one of the most used passwords by users, incredible but true!) .
Remember, no password is secure enough, and for this reason, I urge you to change it regularly, perhaps once or twice every two months. How do you say? Do you find it too difficult to follow all these "tips" regarding the management of your passwords? Well, then use a password manager like 1Password e LastPass, thanks to which you can store and manage the passwords to your numerous accounts (which I already told you about in the tutorial where I explain how to manage passwords) without too much difficulty.
Enable two-factor authentication
Another step you should take to protect your Facebook account is to activate thetwo-factor authentication. By doing this you can prevent malicious people from accessing your account even if they manage to capture the access password to it (with two-factor authentication you must have the second access key which is sent via SMS to log in ). Now I'll explain how to activate this security setting from the Facebook application you have installed on your Android or iOS smartphone.
- To activate two-factor authentication on your smartphone Android, presses on the symbol of square made up of nine dots located at the bottom right, scroll the screen that appears and presses on the item Account setup which is located under the heading Settings and Privacy and, in the following screens, tap on the items Security and access> Use two-factor authentication (located at the bottom). Then tap on the item No which is located in correspondence with the item Use two-factor authentication and, on the next screen, affix the checkmark on the item Two-factor authenticationI inserted the Password in the field you see on the screen, press the blue button Continue and follow the on-screen instructions to configure the setting.
- Su iOS, instead, presses on the symbol (≡) which is located at the bottom right, scroll the screen you see, presses on the item Settings (at the bottom) and, in the menu that appears, presses on the item Account settings. On the next screen, tap on the items Security and access> Use two-factor authentication (located at the bottom), affix the checkmark on the item Two-factor authenticationI inserted the Password in the field you see on the screen, press the blue button Continue and follow the instructions that are shown to you to complete the operation.
After you have activated two-factor authentication, every time you log into your Facebook account from a new device (or a new browser), you will be asked to enter a verification code that you will receive via SMS on your smartphone .
Change your privacy settings
Change your privacy settings of your Facebook account to avoid showing too much personal information to complete strangers, is another way to avoid falling victim to a cyber attack.
- To do this on Android, start the Facebook app on your device, press on button ≡ located at the bottom right, tap on the items Account Settings> Privacy in the screens that appear and choose who can view your Facebook account information by selecting the options available after pressing one of the questions displayed on the screen: Only me, in order not to show certain information to anyone; Friends, to show them to your friends; Friends of friends, to show them to your friends' friends or All, if you want anyone to be able to see them.
- Su iOSInstead, start the Facebook app on your device, press the symbol (≡) located at the bottom right and tap on the items Settings> Account Settings> Privacy in the screens that appear and choose who can view the information about you published on Facebook by pressing on one of the questions you see on the screen and selecting one of the available options: Only me, to view only you certain information; Friends, to make them visible to your friends; Friends of friends, to show them to your friends' friends or All, if you want to show them to everyone.
Receive alerts on unrecognized logins
Enable the option for receive alerts on unrecognized logins is another trick you can take to protect your Facebook account from unauthorized access. To do this, launch the Facebook app on your Android or iOS device and follow the instructions below.
- Su Android, presses on button ≡ located at the bottom right, tap on the items Account Settings> Security and Login and, in the next screen, presses on the item Receive alerts on unrecognized logins. Finally, tap on the item Yes to activate the setting.
- Su iOS, tap on the symbol (≡) and presses on the voices Settings> Account Settings> Security and Access. On the next screen, tap on the item Receive alerts on unrecognized logins and finally, tap on the item Yes to activate this setting.
I will avoid the public Wi-Fi withdrawal
Do you want to prevent someone from being able to capture the password to access your Facebook account? In this case, avoid connecting to public Wi-Fi networks which, as you may already know, are much more vulnerable to cyber attacks by cybercriminals who may try to “sniff” your data, as they say in the jargon.
Use a good unlock PIN
Do not use sequences (which can be easily intercepted by users in your immediate vicinity). Instead, use a good unlock PIN or, if your device has one, activate the unlock via the fingerprint sensor or facial recognition.
To change the unlock PIN on your device Android, go to Settings> Security> Screen Lock> PIN; while on iOS, go to Settings> Touch ID and passcode> Add passcode (o Change codice).
How to find out Facebook password after forgetting it
Have you forgotten your Facebook login password and are now unable to log into your account? In this case, just perform a simple password recovery procedure to re-enter it. Now I'll explain how to do it.
Open the official Facebook application on your Android or iOS device, tap on the link Forgot password? that you view and follow the instructions that appear on the screen to search for your profile (just enter your telephone number or l 'email that you used to register for Facebook in the field you see on the screen).
Within a few minutes you should receive, via SMS or e-mail, a code to 6 digits: type it in the field Insertion codice, tap on the item Disconnect me from other devices, pig sul sul bottone Continue, type yours new password in the relevant field and press the button Continue. You may not have even noticed, but you just got your Facebook account back!How to find out Facebook password from mobile