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How to protect your Facebook, WhatsApp and bank from hackers.

How to protect your Facebook, WhatsApp and bank from hackers. The chances of getting your social media accounts hacked keeps getting bigger this days,

How to protect your Facebook, WhatsApp and bank from hackers.

The chances of getting your social media accounts hacked keeps getting bigger this days, although, big companies like the Facebook always makes security one of their top priorities for their users, hackers still works tirelessly to get their way around those security walls, you can just wake up one day only to discover that your social media account has been hacked, even though you might know some few ways to retrieve your account back, the hackers might have already done a lot of damage to the account either sending spam messages to your contacts list or scamming a friend who puts a lot of trust in you!.

However, to prevent yourself from getting your accounts hacked, there are few things you should note down, although they won’t guarantee total security of your account, they will eventually reduce the risk of getting your accounts hacked by a long way.

We have compiled a list of security measures for popular social apps (Facebook, WhatsApp)and your bank accounts in this article, so follow the steps and get yourself secured!.

How To protect your Facebook account from hackers

Facebook is unarguably the most used social network over the world with thousands of active users, almost everybody has a Facebook account or even more, but only few really knows how to protect their accounts from hackers, i believe we’ve all seen cases of hacked Facebook account, either yourself or someone in your friends lists, sometimes this can actually put a dirt on our name has these hackers can begin to scam people on your contacts list, which is really a saddening thing. But however, to protect Facebook from hackers can be much easier than you thought, just follow the steps below and you’ll be secured in no time.

Protect Facebook from hackers

  • Log out of other devices.

This is one of the biggest mistakes people make, they are always ignorant of logging out of of their Facebook account on someone else’s device after a session, leaving your account on still logged in only grants the owner of the device or someone else entirely full access to your account, they can swiftly change your phone number or start sending spam messages to your contacts to scam them or even defame you.

Once, a girl I know borrowed my phone just to log into her Facebook account, and after she was done she never bothered to log out of the device,after many hours later, I could still receive notifications and new messages from that same account and I also have full access to the account at that moment, if only I had some bad intentions for her then, I could have defamed her or even start spamming her contact, but i just easily logged out of the account, I was very sure if it was someone else, then she’s in for some real trouble.

  • Enable 2 Factor Authentication (2FA)

A lot of people don’t even know what a 2 factor Authentication is, so they don’t even bother to enable it anytime they bump into it in thier settings. 2 factor authentication helps to secure your account very tightly, when enabled, anytime a user wants to log into their account, an otp(one-time password) will be sent to the user’s phone number, so long he registered the account with the number, then this otp will then be used as the sign in password, this password can only be used once. Although it can be a lot of hassle to some people, it’s actually worth it, to Protect Facebook from hackers

How to enable 2FA for your Facebook account.

  1. Go to Your Facebook Account Settings
  2. Scroll Down To Security and click on it,
  3. Scroll to Security & Login,
  4. And click on Use Two Factor Authentication,
  5. Provide all the required information on the next page, then a code will be sent to your device every time you want to log into your account.
  • Always clear cache and cookies.

Most of the time you log into your Facebook account using your browser, your Facebook information are stored in cache for easy retrieval, this might sound like a good thing, but the truth is it is not!, there are hacker who target your browser data using malicious websites, once you visit such sites all your data inuding your Facebook details will be sent to such hacker, so it is very advisable to clear your browser data after each session to provide your feedback account with the outmost security. You can manually do this by going to the settings of your browser but there are also some third party apps on the Internet to perform same task much easily and deeper.


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  • Update your phone number and email address.

This is also one of the biggest mistakes Facebook users make especially here in Nigeria, people disregard the need to update their Facebook profile with their new phone number anytime they lose the initial one, or even leave the email field blank, but what they don’t understand is that Facebook uses these information to easily restore your account anytime an hacker gains access to it, but then if this informations provided are no longer valid or empty then there will be no mean for Facebook to retrieve your account, there by losing your account forever!.

how to protect your whatsapp from being hacked

This might sounds new to some people, but it’s true, your WhatsApp account can be hacked. WhatsApp is also one of the leading social platforms owned by Facebook out there, people from around the globe uses this platform to connect with family and friends or mostly for business and entertainment purposes. However, if you do not take the right measures, your WhatsApp account can be easily hacked. There are lots of people out there complaining of how thier WhatsApp account was hacked by simply revealing a six digit verification code to someone, never reveal any six digits verification code sent to you to anyone nor even a friend, as this can be used to easily access your account and block you our for days, meanwhile the hacker will use the time to spam your contacts to scam them or even start to update your status with unfavourable post just to defame you.

Whereas securing your WhatsApp account is a very easy thing to do just follow the steps below and you’ll be done with it in no time.

How to protect your WhatsApp

-how to protect your whatsapp from being hacked

Securing your WhatsApp account from hackers can be easily done by enabling 2FA in the app settings, a code will be designated to you for verification anytime time you log into your WhatsApp account, an email address backup will also be provided to easily retrieve this code just incase you forgot it.

how to protect your whatsapp from being hacked

Follow the steps below to enable 2FA in your WhatsApp

How To enable 2FA in WhatsApp.

  1. Click on the three dots at the top right corner of your WhatsApp and select settings from there.
  2. Click on account from the next screen.
  3. Then select two-step verification.
  4. Click on enter and choose your six digits pin.
  5. The next step is to provide your email address to retrieve your pin anytime you forget it, this field is actually not mandatory to fill, but it is highly recommended to fill it for easy retrieval of your pin.

how to protect your whatsapp from being hacked

how to protect bank account from hackers

Our bank account is definitely connected with our phone number, just for easy monitoring of transactions, although this is a big benefit, it also has it’s downside, if eventually lost your device leave it to the care of someone looking to loot your money, then you’re in some big trouble as all your funds can be swiftly moved, just by dialing a ussd code, your Bank Verification Number (BVN) van be revealed to anyone who has access to your device, your bvn code alone is enough to debit all the funds in your account without any track left. You can also also prevent this from happening by following this easy steps outlined below.

-how to protect bank account from hackers

How to protect your bvn.

The only way to prevent unauthorised access to your bvn connected phone number is by setting a pin code to that sim card, so even if you lost your phone, your sim card cannot be accessed due to the pin code, follow the steps below to enable the pin code to your sim card.

  1. Goto settings on your device
  2. Scroll down to security and settings and click on it.
  3. Scroll down to other security settings and select set up sim card lock.
  4. Type in the default pin code for your service provider into the field provided.

The default pin code for various network in Nigeria is provided below.

  • Mtn: 00000
  • 9mobile: 0000
  • Airtel: 1111
  • Glo: 0000

Now change the default pin to a pin you can easily remember, by clicking on the change pin option, make sure to always remember this pin or simply write it down somewhere safe, as you will use this code code to unlock your device any time you switch it on.

Always remember to keep your device and your social account safe, there are those looking to destroy you out there, never give them the chance to do that!.

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