While the time of Christmas is for joy and celebrations, you should also be vigilant about the rise of cyberattacks against you.
As several cybersecurity experts warn, online scammers ramp up their activity on special occasions like this – when people are relaxing! This would help them focus on special techniques to hit your digital accounts and loot your money in many ways. One among them is Facebook, and here’s how to secure it.
Secure Your Digital Accounts Now
Several Cyber-experts talking to The Sun have warned that Facebook users should be careful over the festive season. As many are chilling during the Christmas holiday period, online scammers see this as a perfect opportunity to hit your digital accounts and damage you in multiple ways.
First up is impersonation, where scammers impersonate your close ones to seek money. Look out for messages coming from friends or family asking for donations, loans, and other possible financial issues, where most of them could be fake. If you come across any such asking, try calling them directly to verify before sending the money.
Also, try securing your Facebook account to be hack-immune. With Facebook having billions of users around the world, it’s always a key target for scammers. Hijacking your Facebook account will let scammers do a number of malicious actions that will damage your reputation and even loot your money!
Thus, make sure it’s in good shape. As experts noted, check which apps from other companies you’ve used Facebook to log into – and remove the ones that seem suspicious or useless anymore. You can also tweak the privacy settings of your account to clear your ‘off-Facebook history’, which will keep you secure.
If not, leaking your digital interests, like shopping habits, to others will let scammers craft campaigns accordingly. Try not to click on the Facebook ads that seem too good, as they could mostly be directing you to phishing sites.
Amongst all these, the common and highly recommended way to secure your account is to set a strong password backed by two-factor authentication. Using a mix of numbers, alphabets, and special characters is a best practice, and changing it regularly is even better.