Fri. Feb 23rd, 2024

How to Increase Your Facebook Account Security Strength

Creating Strong password

Creating Strong Password

When you create a new password, keep in mind:

Your password should be easy for you to remember but difficult for others to guess.
Your Facebook password should be different than the passwords you use to log into other accounts, like your email or bank account.
Longer passwords are usually more secure.

Your password should not be your email, phone number or birthday.

Don’t use your Facebook password anywhere else online, and never share it with other people.
Your password should be hard to guess, so don’t include your name or common words.
Learn more about creating a strong password.

Never share your login information

  • Scammers may create fake websites that look like Facebook and ask you to login with your email and password.
  • Always check the website’s URL before you enter your login information. When in doubt, type www.facebook.com into your browser to get to Facebook.
  • Don’t forward emails from Facebook to other people, since they may have sensitive information about your account.
  • Learn more about avoiding phishing.

Security Features and Tips

Use our security features like login alerts and approvals, and review and update your Security Settings at any time.

Keep Your Account Secure

What can I do to keep my Facebook account secure?

Here are a few things you can do to keep your account secure:

Protect your password

  • Don’t use your Facebook password anywhere else online, and never share it with other people.
  • Your password should be hard to guess, so don’t include your name or common words.
  • Learn more about creating a strong password.

Never share your login information

  • Scammers may create fake websites that look like Facebook and ask you to login with your email and password.
  • Always check the website’s URL before you enter your login information. When in doubt, type www.facebook.com into your browser to get to Facebook.
  • Don’t forward emails from Facebook to other people, since they may have sensitive information about your account.
  • Learn more about avoiding phishing.

Log out of Facebook when you use a computer you share with other people

Don’t accept friend requests from people you don’t know

  • Scammers may create fake accounts to friend people.
  • Becoming friends with scammers might allow them to spam your timeline, tag you in posts and send you malicious messages.

Watch out for malicious software

  • Malicious software can cause damage to a computer, server or computer network.
  • Learn the signs of an infected computer or device and how to remove malicious software.
  • Keep your web browser up to date and remove suspicious applications or browser add-ons.

Never click suspicious links, even if they appear to come from a friend or a company you know

  • This includes links on Facebook (example: on posts) or in emails.
  • Keep in mind that Facebook will never ask you for your password in an email.
  • If you see a suspicious link on Facebook, report it.

Use our extra security options

What is Two Factor Authentication

What is two-factor authentication and how does it work on Facebook?

Two-factor authentication is a security feature that helps protect your Facebook account in addition to your password. If you set up two-factor authentication, you’ll be asked to enter a special login code or confirm your login attempt each time someone tries accessing Facebook from a browser or mobile device we don’t recognize. You can also get alerts when someone tries logging in from a browser or mobile device we don’t recognize.

To turn on or manage two-factor authentication:

  1. Go to your Security and Login Settings.
  2. Scroll down to Use two-factor authentication and click Edit.
  3. Choose the security method you want to add and follow the on-screen instructions.

When you set up two-factor authentication on Facebook, you’ll be asked to choose one of three security methods:

Other Useful Resources

  • If you haven’t saved the browser or mobile device you’re using, you’ll be asked to do so when you turn on two-factor authentication. This way you won’t have to enter a security code when you log in again. Don’t click Save this browser if you’re using a public computer that other people can access (example: a library computer).
  • We need to be able to remember your computer and browser information so we can recognize it the next time you log in. Some browser features block this. If you’ve turned on private browsing or set up your browser to clear your history every time it closes, you might have to enter a code every time you log in. Learn more.
  • To set up text message (SMS) two-factor authentication, you can either use a mobile number that’s already been added to your account or add a new number. Learn more about how Facebook uses a mobile number added for two-factor authentication.

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