A reader sees one friend after another suffering from their Facebook accounts being hacked. ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK offers advice.
Q: It seems like one friend after another is getting their Facebook accounts hacked, and they are suffering emotional trauma. Their reputations are being ruined and they can’t reach friends. How can I make sure I don’t fall into this same trap?
A: Coincidentally, I have been seeing almost daily notifications from Facebook that “We received a request to reset your Facebook password” and to “Enter the following password reset code”. That is the last thing in the world you should do, unless you did make the request.
Facebook is the most popular social media network in the world, and it is therefore a popular target for hackers. The key is to be vigilant, as well as to follow security best practice. That includes:
Then there are the obvious rules