How to Protect Your Facebook Account From Being Hacked

You might be wondering how in the world someone could hack your Facebook account or get access to it without your permission.

Similar to how you and I log in virtually daily to either do business communications or simply speak with friends and family, Facebook has been the most popular media outlet for billions of people over the past ten years.

There’s a chance you’ll leave your account open on one of your devices if you use or log in to Facebook on several of them, including your phones, desktops, and devices at work.

There are several ways to secure your Facebook account from hackers, but the simplest is to sign out of your account on any device that is no longer in your control and any shared devices, like laptops used at the office, phones belonging to friends, or outdated phones that you no longer use. This will stop unwanted access, but it might not effectively safeguard your website from hackers.

In this article, I’m going to share with you some cutting-edge security techniques you may use to protect your account so that it can neither be hacked nor cloned by a brute-force attack, nor will there be any unauthorised access.

2 cutting-edge and secure methods to keep hackers out of your Facebook account.

  1. Enabling two-factor authentication
  2. Choose three or five friends.

I’ll walk you through the process step-by-step and thoroughly explain each technique. Let’s start…

Two-factor Authentication

A further layer of security is utilised to protect online accounts with two-factor authentication (2FA). Even you, the account owner, won’t be able to access your account with 2FA verification; the only way to do so is by entering the 2FA codes given to you by the authentication method of your choice.

Facebook has given us more than 5 options to safeguard our accounts. You will be given three alternatives for 2FA verification, and you must select one.

These are your 3 choices for 2FA.

The 3 alternatives are listed below, along with a step-by-step tutorial on how to set them up safely.

Authentication App

Security Code

Text Message

How to configure an authentication app to secure your Facebook account against hackers.

Going to and clicking on the “Drop-Down Menu” if you’re on a computer or the “3 lines” in the top-right if you’re on a mobile device is the first step in securing your Facebook account from hackers. You may access this menu by just clicking on it (Settings & Privacy)

How to Avoid Having Your Facebook Account Hacked

You will then see a new sub-menu; simply click on Settings when you have chosen Settings & Privacy.

Following that, a new section will appear, and you must click on (Security and Login)

How to Avoid Having Your Facebook Account Hacked

After that, you will be taken to a new page that lists all the security measures you may take to keep hackers out of your Facebook account. I’ll start with the option that is the most secure, which is the 2FA approach. If you’re using Facebook on the browser, simply scroll down until you see (Two-factor authentication) and click edit. If you’re using Facebook on a mobile device, click (Use Two-factor authentication).

How to Avoid Having Your Facebook Account Hacked

Following your selection of the option noted above, you will be presented with three options. I’ll go through each option’s functionality as well as the associated risks.

How to Avoid Having Your Facebook Account Hacked

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Option 1 – requires you to produce a security code using an external programme, such as Google Authenticator or Duo Mobile, each time you attempt to access your account. This makes it a top-notch security system, which is why Facebook recommends it as the best. Even if your account login data are made public, no one will be able to access your account without you supplying the random code created by the app.

Disadvantage – Everyone is aware that there must always be a trade-off for every benefit. The drawback of using an authenticating app is that if you delete the app, you won’t be able to recover the code generated with it, which increases the likelihood that you’ll lose access to your account as well. You can get access back by contacting Facebook support, but it will take some time for them to review your application for approval.

Option 2 – To safeguard your account, you must provide an active phone number. Facebook will ask for your phone number so that anytime you or anybody else tries to access your account, a 5-8 digit code is given to that specific phone number. The code changes every time you try to log in the following time.

Disadvantage – In certain circumstances, even with a stable network connection, the code may not arrive right away. In rare cases, you may not even receive a code for a full 24 hours, which means you won’t be able to access your account until then. So, be sure to use your own mobile number so you can get it back even if the phone is stolen.

Option 3 – If you have a USB security key that you can insert into your computer or phone to generate a random key with, you may use this as another extremely high level of security to access your account. As I haven’t personally tried this strategy, I may not be very knowledgeable about its benefits and drawbacks.

Decide on three to five friends to call if you get locked out

There isn’t much to say in this section because the header covers everything that needs to be covered.

During the setup procedure, Facebook gives you the option to select three to five friends who will secure your account by requiring you to get in touch with them in order to sign in on a different device.

Last Words

The methods mentioned above are all of the highest calibre. You can also take some simple precautions to safeguard your Facebook account from hackers and unauthorised users, but doing so won’t stop them from employing sophisticated assault methods. Among them are the following: never sign into your Facebook account on outdated devices that you no longer use, never save your login information on other people’s phones, and always change your password frequently. I think doing this will help you keep hackers out of your Facebook account.

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