Hackers use different methods to hack your Facebook account. Let’s discuss some of the common hacking methods that hackers use and also discuss how to protect your account from such hacks.
Phishing – Most of the Facebook account hacking attacks are done using this technique. In this method, the hacker creates a portal that looks like exactly like the Facebook login page and then you’d be asked to log in. If you enter your email and password, this information would automatically be saved on the hacker’s server. Now your account is compromised.
Keylogging – A keylogger software records everything that you type in your mobile phone, computer or tablet. The hacker can use this to fetch any information including passwords, banking numbers, and other confidential data, which would then be transmitted to the hacker using TP or email.
Sidejacking – If you’re logging into Facebook on any public network, then you may end up being a victim of sidejacking. During this kind of an attack, the hacker steals your access to a website and then impersonates you for the duration of your session. It’s also known as session hijacking or cookie hijacking
Stored Passwords – 80% of computer users save their passwords on their computer or mobile for easy logins. If someone hacks your browser or password manager, they can then easily hack your account using the stored password.