How To Prevent Facebook Account From Being Phished?

What is Phishing Phishing is one of the easiest ways to trick users into giving out their login credentials. All a hacker does is setup a webpage s

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What is Phishing

Phishing is one of the easiest ways to trick users into giving out their login credentials. All a hacker does is setup a webpage similar in design to that of the Facebook homepage, Sattach a server sided script to track the username and password entered and store it in a log. Sending people emails stating that someone tagged a photo of them on Facebook in the same format as Facebook and giving a link below to the phishing website further reduces the chances of it being detected as a fake. Sometimes, spam Facebook apps, like those promising to tell who viewed your Facebook profile, automatically post links to phishing websites. A new trend amongst phishers is creating Facebook look-a-like widgets for stealing user’s login credentials.

How to prevent yourself from being phished?

At all costs, avoid clicking on suspicious links. Moreover, always check the URL in the address bar before signing in. Avoid logging in through various “Facebook widgets” offered by websites and blogs. Instead, use Facebook’s homepage to sign in. Always try to use Safe Search on search engines while searching. If you do manage to get phished, report the website so that others may get a warning before visiting it.

Another Ways To Prevent Phishing Attack

#1. Don’t click

#2 . Go direct.

#3. Don’t try to “win” anything.

#4. Don’t panic.

#5 Never Login your Facebook account on other devices.

#6 Use Google Chrome; it identifies the phishing page.

#7 Avoid emails that ask you to log in your
facebook account

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