Nowadays Facebook is one of the most popular social media websites in the world. The more it became popular the more ways hacker finds a way to hacking Facebook account.
In this article, we’re going to see 5 ways of hacking Facebook.
1. Using Tabnapping
Tabnapping is a technique which is involves phishing and scripts, In this technique, there is a malicious script on websites that will automatically change your website’s main page to a Facebook fake page.
Let’s’ take a scenario, You are surfing the web and you opened 10 tabs on your browser and working on only one so if there is a Tabnapping script on any of those websites the script will auto change the website to a fake Facebook page which will ask you to log in to continue, and if you logged in your account will be compromised.
How to prevent Tabnapping?
- Avoid using the tabs that are automatically generated by the browser.
- Do no use Multiple tabs or close the inactive ones.
- Don’t log in on untrusted websites.
2. Social engineering (reset password)
A hacker can try to hack your Facebook account using social engineering methods.
A hacker will go to Facebook and will try to reset your Facebook account password whenever you reset the password there are few things that Facebook asks like how do you want to reset your password.
The Attacker can go for an OTP to your mobile number, And from another fake mobile number he will send you a message like,
We have seen some suspicious activities on your Facebook account, If you are not doing this please respond with the OTP we have sent on your registered telephone number.
In most cases, the victim will respond to the message with the OTP and after replying with OTP victim’s account’s password will be changed before the victim know it will be too late.
How to prevent it?
- Be aware
- Facebook never asks for there OTP in sms.
- Use two-steps verification.
Keyloggers are devices or software which will record your keystrokes everything you type on computer will be recorded.
A hacker can install the keylogger to your PC/Laptop manually or he/she can send a keylogger with email or some other transporting method once the keylogger is installed in the computer your whole PC is compromised and everything you write will be recorded.
It is very easy to code a keylogger and also there are many keylogger software and hardware out there.
How to prevent keyloggers?
- Don’t let your PC use by stranger.
- Always use firewalls.
- Install Key scrambler for online surfing.
Phishing is to create a fake website and send it to the victim and wait for the victim to login on the website.
Victim will receive an email from fake Facebook mail and the mail will go on like,
There have been some suspicious activities on your Facebook account if it’s not you log in to your Facebook account from the link given below.
Take immediate action or this will led to the deactivation of your account.
Now after reading this message victim will probably log in to the website from your link and you will receive the email and the password of the victim.
5. Man-In-Middle attack.
In MITM attack there is a hacker sitting between you and the Facebook, and hacker is constantly listening to all of your data through internet.
Victim connected to a public Wi-Fi network and start surfing but at the other end a hacker is intercepting all the data on the network and he can also change the website on your device, Hacker will pop up a window saying log in to the Facebook to keep using wifi for 30 minutes free for free Wifi victim logged in and the hacking Facebook is successful.
How to prevent MITM?
- Never surf or login to any website on public Wi-Fi.
- Try to avoid using public Wi-Fi.
- Never log in to an untrusted source.