Facebook Account – Has Yours Been Hacked?

I read an article recently about how to find out if someone in a different location was logged into your Facebook account.  I followed the steps and saw that someone in Dallas was logged into my account!  Whoa!  I logged out of the devices in those locations pretty quickly.

There are several steps to follow to see if someone has hacked into your Facebook account.

First thing to check on your Facebook account:Facebook Account

The first thing you want to do is to determine if you are logged into your Facebook account from odd locations.  To check this, click on “Settings” and then on “Security and Login”.  That screen will tell you all the places (and devices) that you are logged in.  If something seems odd, then log out of that location.

Second thing:

Check your birthday and email to make sure they haven’t been changed.  If they have been changed, change them back and then immediately.

Also, has anyone told you they received a second friend request from you? Or are there messages that have been sent, but not sent by you?  Again, this is a good time to change your password and notify your friends not to open a recent private message from you.  You should also notify Facebook that your account may be compromised.

You should also:

Now is a good time to change your password as well.  It’s on the same screen as “Security and Login”.  Click on “Change Password”, and choose a secure one!  Here are some tips for creating a strong password.

Lastly:

Bump up your security settings.  Ask Facebook to send you an alert when someone tries to log into your account.  Now is also a good time to set up Two-Factor Authentication.  You can access both of those settings from the same “Security and Login” screen.

If this info was helpful, please forward it to your friends!

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