Know who unfriended you on Facebook and some cool tricks about Facebook which you really love to do#trickyard
Know when friends Unfriend you
Facebook notifies you when someone adds you as a friend but Facebook does not notify you when someone unfriends you.
If you wish to access this data, you can use Social Fixer Facebook extension, which will not only allow you to do this but a lot more too.
Post an Empty/ Blank Status
Are you tired of constantly thinking new and interesting status updates for your Facebook friends? Then, post an empty status and show your friends that you denounce the thinking that if your status isn’t cool, you aren’t either. Just go to Facebook, hold Alt and press 0, 1, 7 and 3 respectively and click Post. This will post the null character as your status which basically is an empty space. Laptop users can do this by activating the Number Lock.
This is a funny use of technology to have fun with your friends. Just say some mean things in your status and then include this link -> www.facebook.com/profile.php?=1233445566. This may look like a link to a specific person’s Facebook profile but in reality, it redirects users to their own profile. This happens because of the missing ‘id’ parameter. You can change the numbers to anything you like.
How to stop Hackers to hack your Facebook
Email Address Hack
I have always been puzzled by people’s leniency in this matter. Most people leave their email addresses visible on their Facebook profiles. All a hacker then needs to do is know your name and he will be conveniently shown your email address at your profile. Also, most people share their email ids everywhere. How easily a hacker can then hack your Facebook account (and everything else associated with that email id) if he ‘guesses’ your password (if you use a weak password) or answers your security question! Here are some tricks you can use to protect yourself from this vulnerability.
How to safeguard your Email Address?
Just follow these steps:-
- Hide your Email Address from everyone by going to Edit Profile> Contact and Basic Info> Clicking on the gear icon beside your email address> checking ‘Only Me’ if you have not done so already.
- Change your primary email address to a one that is only known to you by going to Settings>Email> and changing your primary email to the new one (known only to you) and removing your previous email address.
- For additional security, when in Account Settings, enable Login alerts to receive notifications and emails when a new computer or mobile device logs into your account.
- Also, enable Login Approvals to receive a code on your mobile phone to log in whenever your Facebook account is accessed from an unknown device. Login Approvals will need you to have added a mobile number to your Facebook account.
- Moreover, enable two-factor authentication to access your email addresses on your email provider’s website as well to make sure that no hacker can exploit them to hack into your Facebook account.
Phishing is one of the easiest ways to trick users into giving out their login credentials. All a hacker does is set up a webpage similar in design to that of the Facebook homepage, attach a server sided script to track the username and password entered and store it in a log. Sending people emails stating that someone tagged a photo of them on Facebook in the same format as Facebook and giving a link below to the phishing website further reduces the chances of it being detected as a fake. Sometimes, spam Facebook apps, like those promising to tell who viewed your Facebook profile, automatically post links to phishing websites. A new trend amongst phishers is creating Facebook look-a-like widgets for stealing user’s login credentials.
How to prevent yourself from being phished?
At all costs, avoid clicking on suspicious links. Moreover, always check the URL in the address bar before signing in. Avoid logging in through various “Facebook widgets” offered by websites and blogs. Instead, use Facebook’s homepage to sign in. Always try to use Safe Search on search engines while searching. If you do manage to get phished, report the website so that others may get a warning before visiting it.
Keylogging through Keyloggers
Keylogger is a type of computer virus that tracks keystrokes. Keyloggers can be installed remotely on a computer system by a cracker to record all the activity that is going on the victim’s computer. Keylogging gets easier if the hacker has physical access to the victim’s computer.
How to stop keyloggers?
Install a good antivirus and update it frequently. Do not click on suspicious links and avoid downloading illegal software. Also, avoid installing free toolbars and other such spam software. Always scan third-person’s flash and pen drives before using them on your computer.
Social engineering involves using any trick to fool the user into making himself vulnerable to exploits. This could involve anything from sending spoof emails, pretending to be from Facebook, telling you to change your password to 12345678 to a hacker maliciously getting out the answer to your security question in a friendly chat or discussion.
How to prevent yourself from being socially engineered?
Stay aware during chats and discussions. Use a tough security question, preferably one whose answer you would never disclose to anyone. Moreover, Facebook, or any other company for that matter, will never ask you to change your password to 12345678 or do something as silly as asking you to send out your login details to prove that you are an active user. Always think before taking actions and your e-life on Facebook will be safe from hackers looking to hack Facebook accounts.