Facebook is the most widely used social networking site with more than 1.5 billion users, which makes it a huge target for hackers.
In this graphic we will show you the top 10 methods used by hackers to hack Facebook accounts in 2016 and how you can protect yourself against these cyber crooks.
Phishing is still the most mmmon type of asmult used for earming out.
1.A BAsic phishing attack works like this.. a hackers makes a fake login page precisely resemble the genuine facebook page.
2. An email sent asking the casualty to login into this page
3. once the casually logins through thr fake page the casualties ” email Address”
and secret word” is put away into a content record.
Keylogging is the easiest way to way to hack a facebook password,keylogging sometimes can be so dangerous that even a person with good knowledge of computers can fall for it.
A keylogger is basically a small program which once is installed on a victim’s computer it will record everything which the victim types on his or her computer.
The logs are then sent back to the attacker by either TP or Directly to the hacker’s email address.
Almost 80% people use stored passwords in their browser to access facebook. This is very convenient for you, but can be extremely dangerous as stealers can easily access your saved passwords stored in the browser.
How to combat Facebook hacking via Stealers Use password Manager – password managers automatically fill out important forms without ou having to type anything in and keeps your passwords safe.
Avoid saving passswords on browsers
when the remeber password prompt comes up and you are not at your own computer.
click on the “not now” button.
Session Hijacking can be often very dangerous if you are accessing facebook on a http:// connection.In a session Hijacking attack a hacker steals the victims browser cookie which is
used to authenticate a user on a website and uses to it to access victims account .session Hijacking is widely used on LAN”s.
How to Combat session Hijacking
using a firefox add-on called Force TLS or if you use Chrome , KB SSL Enforcer.Both will automatically redirct you to secured page of the sites you visit.
SIDE JACKING / FIRESHEEP
Sidejacking is a popular method for hacking Facebook and email account.It’s the process of stealing someone’s access to a website, typically done on wireless public networks.
Firesheep is widely used to carry out sidejacking attacks and works when the attacker and victim is on the same wifi network .
A sidejacking attack is basically another name for http session hijacking,butit’s more targeted towards wifi users.
MOBILE PHONE HACKING
Millions of facebook users access Facebook through their mobile phones . If the hacker can gain access to the victim mobile phone then he can probably gain access to his/her Facebook account. Their are lots of Mobile Spying software used to monitor a cellphone.
How t Combat Facebook Mobile Ohone HAcking
1. Confirm your mobile number- Confirm your mobile number is one of many way to enhance your account security on facebook. This way , even when your lose or forget your password Facebook will able to send you a new one via SMS.
2. Code Generator for Android Phone – If you use an android phone , you can set up an extra layer of security by having to enter a code every time you access Facebook through the app.
If an attacker has physical amem to yom computer, he or she could insert USB stick that is programmed with a function to automatically extract saved passwords in the browser
How to combat USB hacking…
1.Do not leme your laptop unattended.
2.Not to accept unrecognized devices
HACK # 8
MAN IN THE MIDDLE ATTACK
If the victim and attacker are on their same LAN and on a a switch based network, hacker can place himself between the client and the server, or he could also act as a default gateway and capturing all the traffic in between.
The attacker secretly relay and possibly alerts the communication between two parties who believe they are directly communicating with each other .
HACK # 9
Botnets are not commonly used for hacking facebook accounts mainly because of it’s high setup costs. they are used to carry more advanced attacks.A Botnet is basically a collection of comparisoned computer,The infection process is naem as the key blogging, However, a botnet gives you additional options in for carrying out attacks with the compromised computer.
Some of the most popular botnets include Spyeye and Zeus.
If both the victim and attacker are on the same network an attacker can use a DNS Spoofing attack and change the original facebook.com page to his own fake page and hence can get access victims facebook account.
Now some ways to Protect your facebook account from hacker’s.
1. Use a Firewall – Keyloggers usually send information through the internet , so a firewall will monitor your computer’s is online activity and sniff out anything suspicious.
2. Password Manager – Key blogger can’t Steal what you don’t type password managers
automatically fill out important forms without you having to type anything in.
3. Strong Password – use Lowe Case and UPPER case letters, numbers and keyboard
character in your password.
4. Size Matters – A password of 12 character in length with numbers, letters,
& Characters will take on average 2 years to crack. Go for length over Complexity