Hacking can ruin someone’s reputation and cost them thousands in lost advertising revenue. This is what happened to Dale Berry, the owner of a preschool English academy in Japan who got his Facebook account compromised by fraudsters. Hackers created fake ads using the account, which stripped his business of cash and left him with a bad reputation.
Hackers first target those who have weak passwords, for example “qwerty” or “password.” They then impersonate a friend to request a code to reset the password. The hackers then take advantage an additional security feature that allows people to add trusted contacts to their account in case they forget their password. They can then ask these trusted friends to give them the one-time code that will allow them access to the account.
Another method for hackers to gain access accounts is by buying stolen login information. A cache of magic mp3 tagger keygen 26 million Amazon, LinkedIn and Facebook passwords was recently discovered available on the dark web. Many of these were leaked via custom Trojan malware that infiltrated millions of Windows-based devices between the year 2018 and 2020.
Users can protect themselves from attacks by checking that the address bar of their browser is Facebook and not a different website. Users should create a password that combines letters, numbers, and spaces and never reuse it for any other email or social media accounts. In addition users should keep track of their activity alerts regularly. Twitter for instance sends notifications every time users sign in from a different location or device.