This is a new tactics and strategy(updated strategy) that hackers or fraudsters use to get sensitive information from users of Facebook account.
First of all, they post eye-catching image which is attached to a link, connecting one to a platform were one has to click and fill in any particular information, which is based on their Facebook account details.
Sometimes one may think it can be a shallow information to them; but what’s alarming is that: such information are now used by fraudsters to hack into the users account and change personal information to that which is suitably accessible to them.
Some of these eye-catching images or offers on Facebook can be scholarship Offers and nude images and advertisements.
One of the ways one can secure his/her account is to use login alerts to get notifications; if your account is being logged into from a new or different device.You will find login alerts in the Security section, under Settings.
When you turn on login alerts, we’ll send you an email or notification each time someone logs into your account from a new place.
Secure browsing is one way that the social application protects your information. Your activity (ex: posting a status or sending a message) is encrypted, which means it’s turned into code so people can’t access it without your permission.
Facebook lets individuals and businesses display information, pictures and videos, and communicate with each other. Facebook users can:- create a profile- add other users as ‘friends’- exchange messages with friendsview other users’ profiles, either partially or in full (each Facebook user controls the privacy settings of their profile, deciding how much is visible to other users).
Anybody aged 13 years or over can register as a Facebook user. No special software is needed — you just visit the Facebook site and supply a name and email address. Users can access Facebook from a desktop or laptop computer, or from an internet-enabled mobile device (e.g. smartphone or tablet).
To establish a solid profile, one need to join Facebook by supplying a real name and valid email address. Facebook will then take you through the process of filling out your profile. Your profile is a quick summary of who you are and what your interests are. It’s generally a good idea to also include a photograph with your profile.