How do I recover a hacked Facebook account?

There's nothing worse than going to check your Facebook account, only to realize your account has been hacked. With these steps, you can get your account back and we'll help you protect it from happening again in the future.

No one on this planet has not heard of Facebook. Billions use it every day, both for social and business reasons. Facebook has brought the world together in a way people never thought could happen. Unfortunately, this gives hackers a chance to set the whole world on its ear.

Hackers get into people's Facebook accounts in order to cause trouble among friends or to make changes to people's businesses. We've all known friends who got hacked, and then we saw their new Facebook address. Here's how we can all get around hackers.

Password

If the hacker has only changed the friend's password, then the account holder will go to her/his anchoring email account to change the password. The Facebook email and password frame will come up. The friend will hit "forgot password."

Another frame will come up in which the friend will type in his email, user name, or phone number. A code will be sent to the friend. S/he will type this code into a specific frame.

The frame will come up into which the new password will be typed. The friend will type a new password, and it will be registered with Facebook. In seconds, the friend's Facebook page will be back to normal.

Email

Facebook has had a two-party system in place for a while. A person who's been hacked will click on "forgot password." Facebook will bring up your email and password frame. The person will choose "no longer have access to these."

Older accounts may recover their account by answering a Security question answered when they opened the account. Newer members will use the "two person" security system. In this system, the person will enter an email address.

The person will then type in a "trusted contact," who will tell Facebook the email address. Facebook will send them a security code. The contact will give you the code, you'll give it to Facebook, and your account will be recovered.

Email And Password

This you will have to do from your smart phone. Facebook has procedures to go through in just these type cases. Simply tap on the choices and answer them:

>Tap "forgot password." A recovery dialogue will appear. Type in the information.

>A code will be sent to you. Type in the code.

>Now you can type in a new email and/or password.

If your anchoring email has been hacked, there will be an option. Facebook will ask "Not you?" or "Did you do this? Please secure this account." Instructions will be delivered to secure the account.

When You Have No Access To Associated Email or Mobile Number

In some instances, you may not have access to your recovery email or phone number. This means that you are locked out with minimal recovery options. In such a case, click Forgot Password, enter your email address or phone number and Search. You will see your Facebook profile with associated email. At the bottom of the dialog box, click 'No longer have access to these?'

You will be directed to advanced recovery options. Here, you will have two recovery options:

• Security question: Older accounts have a security question that users can answer to regain access to their accounts. Answer the question and then proceed to create a new password.

• Trusted Contacts: If you have chosen trusted contacts, you can use this option to recover your Facebook account. Enter a new email address or mobile number and then click Continue. Click Reveal My Trusted Contacts and enter the full names of one of the trusted contacts. A URL will be sent to the trusted contact you choose. Call the contact and ask them to access the URL and send you the code in the URL. Enter that code to recover your account.

Use Email Change Notification

If a hacker changes your password and your email, Facebook will send you an email notification saying ''Facebook primary email changed to ……..'' The mail will continue, "If you didn't do this, secure your account." By clicking the link on the email, you will be directed to advanced recovery options including uploading your government ID, verifying your birth date or you'll be asked to identify five of your friends using their photos.

If the above options fail you, you can follow the step by step recovery options offered by Facebook . These procedures are great if you still have access to your account but you notice comments, posts or any other activities you did not do. Here, you will be prompted to change your password and recovery contact.

Conclusion

Facebook is quite aware of the threats to its subscribers. It has set up, if not fool-proof then, effective recovery measures. All that's required is that you answer a few questions, and all will be well again.

Tips

>Don't use your Facebook password for any other site.

>Go to "log in approvals" to sign up for the two party security system.

>Your browser and/or mobile number must be recognized by Facebook for recovery options.

>If all else fails, go to facebook.com/hacked and follow instructions.

Good luck!

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