Recently we published an interview with Colleen, a Facebook user who had her account compromised and her YoVille account hacked. She discussed the wonderful security measures she was using that allowed her to be notified as soon as her Facebook account was hi-jacked. Those security measures played a key role in saving her YoVille account from potential and total devastation. You can see what she used and how it helped her by reading the full article here.
The first important step to take is to set up Facebook notifications so that you will receive a text message if there is a change to your password. Go to ‘Account Settings’. Once on that page, look to the left of the screen and notice the section that is pictured below.
Once there, select ‘Security Settings’. Below are all the options that will be given to you. Notice the text in red telling you what you will select for that section.
In the comments from readers of the interview with Colleen that is linked above, many asked how to set up text message notifications for changes to an account’s password. Follow these steps to set this up for your account.
First, select the ‘Login Notifications’ section that you see in the above picture. Once there, you will decide if you want to have text messages or e-mail notifications. Note – Colleen had selected to have text messages and received the text immediately when the hacker changed her password and the location for the ‘Active Session’ changed. The picture below shows you how to set up the text message notifications.
Once the information has been entered, this is the screen you will see.
Make sure to set up a requirement for ‘approval’ to log in from a device other than the devices you have listed! This will insure your account is not compromised by someone that has gotten your password somehow and is logging into it from a computer or device other than the one you have listed
While we are talking about security, we would like to make sure you have links to some great articles that have published in the past on the subject. You can never know too much so take a moment to read back through these articles to make sure you are as safe as possible!
Did you find this information helpful? Had you already taken these steps to secure your Facebook account? If not, will you? Tell us what you think below. We love hearing what you have to say!