Oct 22, 2019 7 min read

Hack Facebook Password & How to Protect Yourself

Hack Facebook Password & How to Protect Yourself

Hack Facebook Password

The following Hack Facebook guide will help you keep your account secure. Facebook is one of the biggest social networks, and yet despite numerous security concerns over the year’s new members are joining daily, as of October 2012—and around 600 million active daily users.

We share our lives on Facebook. We share our birthdays and our anniversaries. Not only that, but we share our holiday plans and locations. We share the births of our sons and the deaths of our fathers. We share our most cherished moments and our most painful thoughts. Furthermore, we divulge every aspect of our lives.

We use Facebook as a way to connect to our friends and family, however, there are some people who want to use that connectivity for malicious purposes. We reveal what others can use against us. These people know when we’re not home and for how long we are away. They know the answers to our security questions. People can practically steal our identities—and that’s just with the information we share through our public Facebook profile.

As we get more comfortable with advances in technology, we become more susceptible to hacking. As if we haven’t already done enough to aid hackers in their quest for our data by sharing publicly, those in the know can get into our emails and Facebook accounts to steal every other part of our lives that we intended to keep private.

You don’t even have to be a professional hacker to get into someone’s Facebook account.

It can be as easy as running Firesheep on your computer for a few minutes. Facebook actually allows people to get into someone else’s Facebook account without knowing their password. All you have to do is choose three friends to send a code to. You type in the three codes, and voilà, you’re into the account. It’s as easy as that.

Hack Facebook By Resetting the Password

The quickest way to “hack” into someone’s Facebook is through resetting the password. This could be easily done by people who are friends with the person they’re trying to hack.

  • The first step is to get your friend’s Facebook email login. If you don’t know it, try looking on their Facebook page in the Contact Info section.
  • Next, click on Forgotten your password? And type in their email. Their account should come up. Click This is my account.
  • Now it will ask if you would like to reset the password via their emails. This doesn’t help, so press No longer have access to these?
  • It will now ask, How can we reach you? Type in an email that you have that also isn’t linked to any other Facebook account.
  • It will now ask you a question. If your close friends with the person, that’s great. If you don’t know too much about them, make an educated guess. If you figure it out, you can change the password. Now you have to wait 24 hours to log into their account.
  • If you don’t figure out the question, you can click on Recover your account with help from friends. This allows you to choose between three and five friends.
Recover your account with help from friends
  • It will email them a password, which you may ask them for, and then type into the next page. You can either create three to five fake Facebook accounts and add your friend (especially if they just add anyone), or you can choose three to five close friends of yours that would be willing to give you the password.
email them a password

How to Protect Yourself

  • Use an email address just for your Facebook account, and don’t put that email address on your profile.
  • When choosing a security question and answer, make it difficult. Make it so that no one can figure it out by simply going through your Facebook. No pet names, no anniversaries—not even your teacher’s name.
  • Learn about recovering your account from friends. You can select the three friends you want the password sent to. That way, you can protect yourself from a friend and other mutual friends ganging up on you to get into your account.

Hack Facebook Using a Keylogger

Software Keylogger

A software keylogger is a program that can record each stroke on the keyboard that the user makes, most often without their knowledge. The software has to be downloaded manually on the victim’s computer. It will automatically start capturing keystrokes as soon as the computer is turned on and remain undetected in the background. The software can be programmed to send you a summary of all the keystrokes via email.

You can search for other free keyloggers or pay for one.

Hardware Keylogger

These work the same way as the software keylogger, except that a USB drive with the software needs to be connected to the victim’s computer. The USB drive will save a summary of the keystrokes, so it’s as simple as plugging it to your own computer and extracting the data. You can look through Keelog for prices, but it’s more expensive than buying the software since you have to buy the USB drive with the program already on it.


How to Protect Yourself

  • Use a firewall. Keyloggers usually send information through the internet, so a firewall will monitor your computer’s online activity and sniff out anything suspicious.
  • Install a password manager. Keyloggers can’t steal what you don’t type. Password managers automatically fill out important forms without you having to type anything in.
  • Update your software and Operating System. Once a company knows of any exploits in their software, they work on an update. Stay behind and you could be susceptible.
  • Change passwords. If you still don’t feel protected, you can change your password bi-weekly. It may seem drastic, but it renders any information a hacker stole useless.

Hack Facebook By Phishing

This option is much more difficult than the rest, but it is also the most common method to hack someone’s account. The most popular type of phishing involves creating a fake login page. The page can be sent via email to your victim and will look exactly like the Facebook login page. If the victim logs in, the information will be sent to you instead of to Facebook. This process is difficult because you will need to create a web hosting account and a fake login page.

I wrote my third-year thesis on Phishing the new internet scam back in 2005, this method has continued to grow since then.

clone the entire Facebook website

Users are careful now with logging into Facebook through other links and email phishing filters are getting better every day so that only adds to this already difficult process. However, it’s still possible, especially if you clone the entire Facebook website.

How to Protect Yourself

  • Don’t click on links via email. If an email tells you to log in to Facebook through a link, don’t be fooled just use the Facebook URL to log in to your account never follow links via email, go directly to the main website and log in the way you usually do.
  • Phishing isn’t only done through email. It can be any link on any website / forum / text message / etc. Even pop-up ads can be malicious. Don’t click on any dodgy looking links that ask for your information.
  • Use antivirus & web security software, like Avast or Malwarebytes, and make sure you keep them updated.

Hack Facebook By Stealing Cookies

Cookies allow a website to store information on a user’s computer and later retrieve it. These cookies contain information used to track a session that a hacker can sniff out and steal if they are on the same Wi-Fi network as the victim. They don’t actually get the login passwords, but they can still access the victim’s account by cloning the cookies, tricking Facebook into thinking the hacker’s browser is already authenticated.

Not these type of cookies

Not these type of cookies

How to Protect Yourself

  • On Facebook, go to your Account Settings and check under Security. Make sure Secure Browsing is enabled. Firesheep can’t sniff out cookies over encrypted connections like HTTPS, so try to steer away from HTTP.
  • Full-time SSL. Use Firefox add-on such as HTTPS-Everywhere.
  • Log off a website when you’re done. Firesheep can’t stay logged into your account if you log off.
  • Use only trustworthy Wi-Fi networks. A hacker can be sitting across from you at Starbucks and looking through your email without you knowing it.
  • Use a VPN. These protect against any side jacking from the same Wi-Fi network, no matter what website you’re on, as all your network traffic will be encrypted all the way to your VPN provider.

Protecting Yourself: Less Is More

Social networking websites are great, a way to stay keep in touch with friends and meet new people. Creating an event, sending a birthday greeting and telling your parents you love them are all a couple of clicks away.

Facebook isn’t something you need to steer away from, but you do need to be aware of your surroundings and make smart decisions about what you put up on your profile.

The less information you give out on Facebook for everyone to see, the harder you make it for hackers. Check your privacy settings and restrict what the public can see, be cautious when someone wants to add you as a friend, especially if you don’t know them.

If you are concerned your account has been compromised, use this link Facebook Hacked

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Techie Mike
Techie Mike
Self-taught techie, with a passion for computers and all the cool things you can do with them. Techie Mike, B.Eng. B.Sc.
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