Facebook Profile Hack
Despite the security concerns that have plagued Facebook for years, most people are sticking around and new members keep on joining. This has led Facebook to break records numbers with over one billion monthly active users as of October 2012 and around 600 million active daily users.
Methods of Hack
By Reset Account Password
Security Question does not let you get into others FB account easily. But setting a weak password could easily allow any of your friends to hack into your account. What is a weak password in this scenario? A password which can be easily guessed by a third person is called weak password. Below are some of the most common passwords people tend to use in Facebook.
- Mobile Number
- Nickname / Name and Date of Birth Conjunction
- Boy Friend’s Mobile Number / Girl Friend’s Mobile Number – Most of the lovers 😛
- Boy Friend’s / Girl Friend’s Name – Most of the lovers 😛
- Boy Friend and Girl Friend Name Combination
- Bike Number
- Unused / Old Mobile Number
- Pet Name
- Closest Person Name (can be friends too)
By Using a Keylogger
A software keylogger is a program that can record each stroke on the keyboard that the user makes, most often without their knowledge.
CNET has Free Keylogger, which as the title suggests, is free. If this isn’t what you’re looking for, you can search for other free keyloggers or pay for one.
These work the same way as the software keylogger, except that a USB drive with the software needs to be connected to the victim’s computer. The USB drive will save a summary of the keystrokes, so it’s as simple as plugging it to your own computer and extracting the data. You can look through Keelog for prices, but it’s bit higher than buying the software since you have the buy the USB drive with the program already on it.
By Using a Phishing
Hackers can reach you in many ways like email, personal messages, FB messages, Website ads etc. Clicking any links from these messages would lead you to a Facebook login page. Whenever you find a FB login page, you should note only one thing which is URL because nobody can spoof / use Facebook URL except when there are some XSS zero day vulnerabilities but that’s very rare.
- What is the URL you see in browser address bar?
- Is that really https://www.facebook.com/ (Trailing slash is important since it is the only separator in Google chrome to distinguish domain and sub domain. Check out the below examples to know the difference)?
- Is there a Green colour secure symbol (HTTPS) provided in the address bar?
Keeping these questions in your mind would prevent you from getting hacked of online phishing pages. Also see the below examples of phishing pages.