Here's How to Prevent Facebook Account Theft
Here's How to Prevent Facebook Account Theft - Right now there is a lot of phishing activity with the aim of taking Facebook accounts. One of the modes is to deliver a message that says your Facebook account has been locked due to copyright infringement.
In addition to messages, users will receive e-mails informing them of threats in the form of bans on copyright infringement. Its intent is to fetch the user's login credentials.
Characteristics of messages from Facebook account thieves
Based on Kaspersky's release, there are several ways to prevent theft of Facebook accounts.
First, pay attention to the text contained in the e-mail message. Even though it doesn't have the mistakes in language structure that are often seen in spam, anyone will notice that the letter is not written with good language constructs.
Then, to trick the spam filter on the email, the perpetrator entered a small deliberate mistake in the body of the email by capitalizing the letter I instead of the lowercase L. If your email uses a serif font, the substitutions are considered to be easy to recognize.
In the email sent, there is a link that leads to Facebook. It's another trick designed to trick spam filters. But the page contains no official notification, only a note.
The link will take users who ask for the email address or phone number linked to your Facebook account. The interface page itself looks like Facebook, but at a closer look, it has nothing to do with the social network.
After the user clicks the submit button, the display will enter the password. When a user enters the password on this page, your account will be in the hands of cybercriminals.
How to protect your Facebook account from piracy:
- Check the return address before clicking on the link in the email. It's not possible for Facebook to send notifications from non-Facebook email domains.
- Recognize the odd letters written in the body of the email. typographical and typographical errors in the text of the email, and consider any message that arrives to be suspicious.
- Always log in to the account via application or by entering the URL by typing it instead of clicking on the link.
- Avoid entering login credentials through third parties or other pages, but if this is done and you lose access to your account, contact customer service immediately.
- Install security software that can notify you if a user tries to open a suspicious page.
Source : cnnindonesia.com