Is some stranger sending friend requests from your account? Did your Facebook account get hacked? More than likely you had a weak password or someone used social engineering to gain access to your account. Immediately, change your Facebook password and modify your security setting.
Most people use a password that is weak or common and use the same password on multiple accounts. Bad. A very bad idea. Passwords now a days need to be strong, very strong. As a matter of fact, you probably shouldn’t be able to remember it. Having a strong password is not the only way to prevent a hacker from gaining access to your account. Using two-factor authentication (2FA) can stop that hacker dead in their tracks. Two-factor authentication (2FA) allows you to secure your Facebook account after you enter your password.
What is Facebook two-factor authentication (2FA)?
Facebook two-factor authentication (2FA) allows you to sign into your Facebook account and then you’ll be asked to enter a special login code. Typically, the code is sent to your cell phone via text message. You enter the code and you are allowed into your account as usual.
How do you turn on Facebook two-factor authentication (2FA)?
To turn on or manage Facebook two-factor authentication:
· Click your Facebook Settings > Security and Login.
· Scroll down and click Use two-factor authentication.
· Click Set Up.
· Choose a Security Method- Text message or Authentication App (choosing text message is the easiest).
· You will then receive a text message on your phone with a code.
· Enter the code on the screen.
It’s that simple. Don’t wait. Enable two-factor authentication (2FA) on your Facebook account today. Don’t wait until you get hacked!