“Oh Crap! My facebook account has been hacked! Oh, the Caps Lock was on..:P”
I hear you saying been there, done that. But it is just a matter of time your Facebook account is hacked. I am not saying that it is happening, my point is that it might just happen and you won’t be able to do anything about it then. Though there are two things that you can do right now. First, keep a strong password. Something like ABC!#%&)@$^*). Remembering it is.n’t difficult because it has a pattern ABC in Caps and then press down shift and press 13579 followed by 24680 (keeping shift pressed). So your password actually turns out to be ABC1357924680, first odd numbers and then even. Simple. Nice, right?
Another thing that you can do is use a feature which has been on Facebook for the past couple of months. The feature that I like to call the MouseTrap. It is not anything like a mouse trap (literally and non-literally both). It tells you when someone logged into your Facebook account by sending a mail at the time of log-in (and a computer name which it asks to the user who logged-in) and sending a message to your mobile (if opted for). It isn’t actually what you would call a firewall or not even something that can make your account hack proof but it is still a feature which adds another security layer. (*firewall?, seriously? Pulkit you’ve gone mad!*
To enable this feature click here https://register.facebook.com/editaccount.php?ref=mb&drop . Make sure are logged into your Facebook account before clicking the link.
Now scroll down to the 2nd last option,Account Security, and click change.
The page shows you the places (computer name,not address) where you are currently logged in. It gives you the option of ending any session remotely. The page also shows you the last 20 or so Computer names that logged into your account. To enable login Notifications click On under login notification and under Notification Method choose mobile also if you want to (I suggest yes).
Now anytime you or anyone logs-in to your account from a computer on which your account is not usually used, Facebook will send you an E-mail and an SMS (if you want, that is) right away so that you can either change your password or end the session of the hacker or take the necessary action.