- Hacking techniques to enter Facebook without a password
- How to protect your Facebook account
- How to recover Facebook password
Hacking techniques to enter Facebook without a password
Having no in-depth knowledge of the world of hacking, you just can't figure out how crackers get into a Facebook account without having the password. Knowing some of them more closely hacking techniques, you will be surprised how easy it can be for these individuals to be able to do this, especially if their victims, in some way, "cooperate" with them.
One of the most used techniques by cybercriminals to access the Facebook accounts of their victims is the installation of keylogger. If I had never heard of them, keyloggers are software that intercept everything the user types on the keyboard of their PC - including passwords - and send this information remotely, so that attackers can capture it silently without the user notices it.
Reading my tutorial in which I illustrate the operation of Home KeyLogger, a "home" keylogging program that can also be used by those who are not very familiar with the world of hacking, you can get an idea of how easy it can be to steal passwords using this kind of software.
If you log into Facebook from your mobile device, you need to pay attention to another possible danger: le spy-app. These applications, as do keyloggers, intercept the text typed by the user on their smartphone (i.e. passwords, messages sent, etc.) and more: without the user's knowledge, they even access the camera and microphone of the device to “See” and “hear” everything the user says and does. Disturbing, right?
To check if spy applications are installed on your device, read my guide on how to "find" and eliminate spy applications: inside you will find all the "signals" that could help you identify spy apps and the procedures for remove them. The operations to be performed are as follows: check the list of applications installed on the smartphone, check the list of apps with administrator privileges, check battery consumption, test the combinations to access the spy apps and use an antimalware. For all the details see the guide I just linked to you.
Even the apps for the parental control and those used as Theft Protection could pose a threat to your privacy, as they could be used as a spy app by your girlfriend or parents. I explained to you how some of these applications work (such as the very famous Qustodio and Cerberus) in the tutorial where I talk about how to spy on an Android device.
If you access Facebook from an iPhone or iPad, you will hardly find yourself "face to face" with a spy app, since iOS is more "closed" than Android and therefore tends to be less vulnerable to attacks by cybercriminals. The situation changes if, however, you have "unlocked" your device by jailbreak. In this case, you have a more "open" device, therefore easier to attack, and there is only one way to run for cover: remove the jaibreak!
Another pitfall from which I wish to warn you, concerns the so-called SOCIAL ENGINEERING. How is this hacking technique developed which, alas, is claiming more and more "victims"? Usually the attacker (or his accomplice) approaches the potential victim and, making any excuse, convinces the latter to lend him the smartphone.
If the intended victim accepts the attacker's request, the attacker takes advantage of it to view confidential information, such as those present in the user's Facebook account or, even worse, to install spy software on the device to control it remotely.
How do you protect yourself from these hacking techniques? Simple: by not lending your smartphone or computer to people you don't trust or don't know well.
To try to access the Facebook account of a potential victim, the crackers use a well-tried hacking technique: the Phishing. In practice, they send the user an e-mail or an SMS containing a link: by clicking on it, the user is redirected to a web page where he is asked to reset his Facebook password. Given that the page in question appears to be "authentic", the user could fall into the trap and reveal the login credentials to their social account.
To guard against phishing, ignore any suspicious links sent to you by email or SMS. Also because Facebook does not “spontaneously” ask its users to reset their password by sending links via email or SMS. Understood?
How to protect your Facebook account
After reviewing some of the most effective hacking techniques, it's time to make your Facebook account more secure taking some precautionary measures that will be of great help to you. You will see that by following the "tips" contained in the next lines, crackers will have more difficulty accessing your Facebook account without a password.
Choose a secure password
The first step to secure your Facebook account is to use a secure password, which is therefore difficult to identify. The identikit of the “perfect” password is the following.
- It must be at least 15-20 characters long.
- It must not contain references to your personal life (the name of your child, your date of birth, etc.).
- It must contain USEFULL, letters e symbols.
- It must not have already been used for other accounts.
- It must be changed often, at least once every two months.
Since you not only use Facebook but many other online services as well, you probably need to remember a lot of passwords. Why don't you make your life a little easier by using a password manager, so you can keep them in a safe "place"? In the tutorial where I explain how to manage passwords, you can find useful information about how 1Password e LastPass, two very famous password managers. I am sure this reading will be very useful to you.
Enable two-factor authentication
If you want to further increase the security level of your Facebook account, enable two-way authentication factors. In this way, even if someone manages to steal your password, they will still not be able to access your Facebook account since, by activating this function, it will also be necessary to enter the second key (sent by Facebook via SMS) every time you try to do the '' access from a new device or a new browser.
If you haven't activated this effective security system yet, do it now! Log in to your Facebook account, click on arrow located at the top right (in the blue Facebook bar), click on the item Settings in the menu that appears and, on the page that opens, click on the wording Security and access located in the left sidebar.
Next, click on the button Modification located next to the item Set up two-factor authentication, click on the link Configure located at the entry Two-factor authentication is disabled and, in the box that appears in the center of the screen, click on the blue button Activate. If everything went well, you will see a message confirming that two-factor authentication has been activated. Your Facebook account is now much safer!
Receive notifications for unauthorized access
Another security system that you can activate to raise the security level of your account is theactivation of notifications for unauthorized access. In practice, if someone were to be able to access your account (if you have set a secure password and activated two-factor authentication, it is a rather remote possibility), you will be promptly notified and can remedy the situation before it is too late.
To activate notifications of unauthorized access, log in to your Facebook account, click on the symbol of arrow (in alto a destra) and selects the voice Settings from the drop-down menu that appears. Next, click on the entry Protection and accounts located in the left menu, click on the button Modification which is next to the voice Receive alerts on unrecognized logins, check the options Receive notifications e Send access alerts via SMS to [your mobile number] and save the changes you just made by clicking the blue button Save Changes.
From this moment on, if someone accesses your Facebook account without authorization, you will receive a notification and you can close all active sessions from the section Where are you logged in (Just click the button Log out of all sessions). Of course, if such a situation should happen to you, contact Facebook to report what happened and set a new password to prevent other unauthorized access.
Do not connect to public Wi-Fi networks
Le public Wi-Fi networks they are notoriously more vulnerable to cyber attacks, as they could be used by cybercriminals to “sniff” data. Therefore, when you are away from home, log in to your Facebook account only if you have the data connection of your operator or if you can connect to a protected Wi-Fi network. OK?
How to recover Facebook password
You asked yourself chow to enter Facebook without a password, as you have lost the access key to your account and are no longer able to log in? Well, in this case you can resort to the "classic" password recovery procedure of the social network to solve the problem.
To reset your account password, connect to the Facebook home page and click on the link Non ricordi più come accere all'account? which is located a little further down the form you usually use to login. Next, type yours email (or yours number of phone) in the box that appears on the screen and click on the button Search. Within seconds, the Facebook team will send you a 6-digit code via email or SMS (depending on which data you have just provided).
Then enter the code to 6 digits in the field of testo insert the code and click on the blue button Continue. Finally, complete the procedure by typing a new access key in the field New passwordby clicking on the button Continue, by checking the box Disconnect from other devices e pigging your pulse Continue. Did you see how easy it was to recover your Facebook account password?How to enter Facebook without a password