Stopping A Hacking Your Facebook Messenger

For years people have been posting articles on how to hack others so I decided to make an article on how to protect yourself from being hacked on Facebook messenger.

 

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Stopping A Hacking Your Facebook Messenger

 

 

For years people have been posting articles on how to hack others so I decided to make an article on how to protect yourself from being hacked on Facebook messenger.

 

Be Smart, Don’t Get Hacked On Facebook. 😎

 

How to Stop a Facebook Messenger Hack

You’ve probably heard the many cases, or be a victim yourself, of a Facebook Messenger hack (or even just getting your account hacked or hijacked).

What does this mean?

Sometimes, this can just be someone hijacking your Facebook to randomly post things to spread what some people call a “Facebook Virus” around, but no matter what, this is a very serious ordeal.

There are numerous threats that you can face if y our Facebook Messenger account is hacked, and it can even lead to things happening without your permission, such as identity theft, stealing of credit card information, and they can even change your password, locking you out of your account to steal all of your pertinent information.

I’m going to give you some tips on how you can stop a Facebook Messenger hack and battle those hackers like a true ninja!

 

How Hackers Compromise Your Data on Facebook

Hacking someone’s Facebook account is on Messenger alone. Users will often contact you, and just by accepting their messages, or their friend requests, you are opening the window for opportunity. The same thing applies if you EVER get a hold of someone on groups randomly (or get messages) or vice versa and you don’t know them.

If they start asking questions, you may want to be a little leery.

Hacking people is wrong.

Sure, there is the matter of companies paying someone to hack their systems legally, but these are usually private matters and should ONLY ever be done between the said hacker and the company investigating weaknesses in their system.

However, when it comes to hacking other people and stealing their information, this is not only a violation of the Security of Privacy act, but it is a form of phishing (also known as data mining), and it too is illegal.

Scam artist have been known to use shortcodes for website URL’s anymore, and because of this, it can be a little risky, especially when someone like yourself doesn’t know.

Messenger URL Hack Code

This is rare but does happen, often from other coutries or searching stuff that you really have no business searching if you know what I mean.

If you see one of these links, you may want to be leery and check the resources or the target URL in order to see if it’s a legit link, not all links are bad, a good watch out is that you have strange activity start to happen.

Otherwise, it can take you to a scam page which will steal numerous data from you in a blink of an eye and store it on a browser cookie, and this can even include your Facebook login info (and possible more private information)!

Also, NEVER click on anything that is sent over Messenger if it’s by someone you don’t know. Later on, I’ll cover some of Facebook Messenger’s awesome tools that you can use to protect yourself, as well as explain how you can use my powerful ManyChat master class to create a chatbot that will help protect your Facebook Messenger account as well!

 

How to Know if You’ve Ever Been Hacked

Facebook has a unique selection of tools when it comes to finding out if you’ve ever been hacked. At the same time, you may want to look into things yourself. In this guide I’ll tell you how you can find out if you’ve ever been hacked, or how to know if you are currently hacked.

Here are some things to watch out for.

  • Friends report random messages, video, or photo posts that you didn’t create.
  • A Friend may legitimately receive a friend’s request from a cloned account.
  • Your activity log in Facebook Settings shows devices you aren’t logged into (or locations that you haven’t been at).
  • You can’t login using your password.
  • You get e-mailed with password reset instructions.
  • You get e-mailed saying someone logged in (and you haven’t).
  • Any of your personal information is changed to something else.
  • You have a ton of sent friends requests to people you’ve never added or know.
  • Make sure there is no app on your phone called KeyLogger
  • Any risky apps like Iphone Spy, Auto Forward, Highster Mobile, or Phone Spector

Don’t ever think you’re safe just because you haven’t received these notifications or warning signs. Believe it or not, you may actually be minding your own business, eating a cheeseburger (or watching a movie, who knows?) – next think you know, you get a message stating to enter an authentication code from the number 32665 (Facebook’s official shortcode number).

If you’ve set up 2-Factor authentication, and you start getting these messages, someone may be trying to hack into your account. If you haven’t set up 2-factor authentication, someone could have turned this on without you knowing it and have your device hacked!

Any risky apps on your phone that you did not put on there such as those talked about above should be removed but these apps are not limited to what we described because they come out with new ones all the time so to be on the safe side make sure your phone is clean by cleaning it yourself or by using security apps like Bitdefender which is exactly what I use.

I used to beta test for Bitdefender for PC before they had a mobile app, luckily for us they now have a mobile app that keeps you protected as well.

Bitdefender Mobile for Andriod

Bitdefender Mobile for IOS

Bitdefender Mobile App

 

How You Can Prevent the Hacks

Facebook itself has some great ways to prevent hackers, or stop them dead in their tracks so you can report these cyber criminals and possibly get them banned, deleted, or removed (some of them have even been jailed for their alleged crimes and theft).

 

·         Change Your Password & Remove Apps

Changing your password is the first and primary thing you need to do. When it comes to picking the right password, make them work for it. Use something with random numbers, letters, and a couple extra special characters (such as an @, !, #, $, or other symbol) in it. If it’s an easy password, people can actually use tools to crack it, or they may be able to just guess based on your personal information what the password may be. Select a strong password, and change it immediately if there is any suspicious behavior!

Make sure that you check the apps on your phone to verify that no one has installed any apps that you are not aware of, if so then remove them but be careful because you need to fully understand what you are un-installing because so things are part of you phone to proceed with caution.

 

·         Enable 2-Factor Authentication

Turning on 2-factor authentication is a great tool. It may seem to be annoying sometimes, because it adds an extra step to your login process, but I promise you, it’s totally worth it when it helps you protect your privacy and even possibly your identity from would-be hackers! You can do this from logging into your Facebook, going to your Settings page, clicking the Security and Privacy Tab, and then scroll down. You’ll see that you can enable 2-step authentication. Do it!

If you need a link to the direct Facebook help article for two-factor authenication then click here.

Facebook Two Factor Authentication

 

·         With a Little Help from Your Friends

This is a tricky one, as you’re going to have to choose from a very close circle of friends that you want to trust with your social media account. By choosing a few friends, they can get a code when you’re trying to get back into your account, and then you can use that URL to access the ability to reset your information and get some help getting back into your account.

Many people don’t really use this yet, but it’s starting to gain popularity!

 

·         Enable Alerts About Unrecognized Logins

Whether you do or don’t have 2-Factor Authentication enabled, you can get updates on your e-mails, Facebook Messenger, Facebook profile, and even your cell phone with this setting. This will allow Facebook to get a hold of you if someone actually logs in on an unfamiliar or new device.

Some companies such as Google have already activated this feature by default and therefore, it’s nice that Facebook has as well, because it can help alert you so you can stop that hacker!

Get Facebook Alerts About Unrecognized Logins

 

·         Disable Your Password Saving

Many people take advantage of saving their password on Facebook on their browsers and mobile devices, as well as the stay logged in feature on their Facebook Messenger. By disabling the password remembering option on your Facebook profile in the Settings page (also in Security and Privacy), you can rest assured that those who are going to hack your profile or Messenger have to work even harder to get logged in.

Some software and apps try to exploit your information to hack you, and believe it or not, you can even use this feature combined with others to make it even harder for them to do that.

 

·         Take Advantage of Facebook’s Hacked URL

If your profile has ever been hacked, Facebook can help verify your true identity and therefore they’ve provided a link called “Facebook Hacked” which will help you get back into your account.

Be prepared to answer a slew of questions, and make sure you get everything right, and you’ll be fine and able to change that password as mentioned above.

Facebook Been Hacked URL Saving Tool

 

·         Use a Chatbot

Chatbots are a tool which have been gaining popularity for many reasons, especially to fellow Smart Bot Marketers out there like myself. What’s even more important is that while hackers can hack chatbots, you can program it to behave like a real person. Some people set up additional responses, and you can even use it to protect against those said hackers by enabling extra security features, encrypting your data, and so much more.

Even better, you can program your chatbot to respond to appropriate responses and not click links, sort of moderating your Facebook Messenger.

For example, if someone tries to send a chatbot a file, you can set your Messenger to not accept incoming files. You can make your chatbot respond appropriately to certain domain wildcards you may want to avoid.

A good defense against hackers that is proving to be one of the best is that hackers don’t like to waste time. They like to get your info and run. Therefore, by adding numerous security measures to your chatbot, you can actually deter them just by “boring them to death”. The more you can waste a hacker’s time, the more you can increase the chances that they’ll realize it’s what your chatbot is doing and leave your page alone!

 

How to Make Your ManyChat Bot Secure

We already mentioned that you can block incoming files or links above. But there are other things you can do to increase your chatbot’s security.

You can make your bots learn how to know the difference between normal data and confidential data so that way you can protect and encrypt the right kind of data, ultimately helping customers’ (and your own) safety.

Make sure if your chatbot is able to collect pertinent information that it stays that way.

You also need to keep an eye on your chatbot to make sure it’s not allowing people to give personal information that’s important. For example, if someone tries giving you a 16-digit number, or a credit card information on your chatbot’s messenger, you can program PAT responses in your chatbot that tell people that you can’t accept that information, warn them that they cannot send that kind of information to your bot, and then flag the bot to shut the conversation down immediately.

 

Put it On Pause

Pausing your chatbot can greatly help your case as well.

Sometimes if you notice that there is sensitive data that your chatbot has captured. If this happens, you need to temporarily disable your chatbot until you can fix it. If someone is able to give your chatbot this info, they may be setting you up for failure, so you may want to contact them and let them know that they provided this information and you are fixing your chatbot.

 

Setting Up Custom Chatbot Alerts

One great thing about chatbots that may help you as well, is that you can set up your chatbot to act as a second mediator for your Facebook Messenger as well! By programming your bot to notice and look into certain bits of information collected, as well as by noticing certain things that your Facebook account is “posting” or sending, you can allow your ManyChat bot to actually send you notifications as well, and if you have the ManyChat app on your phone, you can.

 

What Can I Do to Help You?

My ManyChat master course is designed to give you the best information possible in setting up and creating the best possible chatbot settings to keep your account secure. At the same time, you can learn the ins and outs of making the best chatbot strategies to incorporate into your very own business or entrepreneurship.

It’s important that you have the right training, and with the Smart Bot Marketers courses that I provide, you can learn how to increase your revenue and even your sales, as well as get excellent advice on how to generate those leads that can bring even more in for you!

Once you get the basics, you learn amazing automation tactics that can help to keep your Facebook Messenger account secure, as well as integrate other automation tools that can get you the right passive income you deserve!

How to Stop a Facebook Messenger Hack

You’ve probably heard the many cases, or be a victim yourself, of a Facebook Messenger hack (or even just getting your account hacked or hijacked).

What does this mean?

Sometimes, this can just be someone hijacking your Facebook to randomly post things to spread what some people call a “Facebook Virus” around, but no matter what, this is a very serious ordeal.

There are numerous threats that you can face if y our Facebook Messenger account is hacked, and it can even lead to things happening without your permission, such as identity theft, stealing of credit card information, and they can even change your password, locking you out of your account to steal all of your pertinent information.

I’m going to give you some tips on how you can stop a Facebook Messenger hack and battle those hackers like a true ninja!

 

How Hackers Compromise Your Data on Facebook

Hacking someone’s Facebook account is on Messenger alone. Users will often contact you, and just by accepting their messages, or their friend requests, you are opening the window for opportunity. The same thing applies if you EVER get a hold of someone on groups randomly (or get messages) or vice versa and you don’t know them.

If they start asking questions, you may want to be a little leery.

Hacking people is wrong.

Sure, there is the matter of companies paying someone to hack their systems legally, but these are usually private matters and should ONLY ever be done between the said hacker and the company investigating weaknesses in their system.

However, when it comes to hacking other people and stealing their information, this is not only a violation of the Security of Privacy act, but it is a form of phishing (also known as data mining), and it too is illegal.

Scam artist have been known to use shortcodes for website URL’s anymore, and because of this, it can be a little risky, especially when someone like yourself doesn’t know.

Messenger URL Hack Code

This is rare but does happen, often from other coutries or searching stuff that you really have no business searching if you know what I mean.

If you see one of these links, you may want to be leery and check the resources or the target URL in order to see if it’s a legit link, not all links are bad, a good watch out is that you have strange activity start to happen.

Otherwise, it can take you to a scam page which will steal numerous data from you in a blink of an eye and store it on a browser cookie, and this can even include your Facebook login info (and possible more private information)!

Also, NEVER click on anything that is sent over Messenger if it’s by someone you don’t know. Later on, I’ll cover some of Facebook Messenger’s awesome tools that you can use to protect yourself, as well as explain how you can use my powerful ManyChat master class to create a chatbot that will help protect your Facebook Messenger account as well!

 

How to Know if You’ve Ever Been Hacked

Facebook has a unique selection of tools when it comes to finding out if you’ve ever been hacked. At the same time, you may want to look into things yourself. In this guide I’ll tell you how you can find out if you’ve ever been hacked, or how to know if you are currently hacked.

Here are some things to watch out for.

  • Friends report random messages, video, or photo posts that you didn’t create.
  • A Friend may legitimately receive a friend’s request from a cloned account.
  • Your activity log in Facebook Settings shows devices you aren’t logged into (or locations that you haven’t been at).
  • You can’t login using your password.
  • You get e-mailed with password reset instructions.
  • You get e-mailed saying someone logged in (and you haven’t).
  • Any of your personal information is changed to something else.
  • You have a ton of sent friends requests to people you’ve never added or know.
  • Make sure there is no app on your phone called KeyLogger
  • Any risky apps like Iphone Spy, Auto Forward, Highster Mobile, or Phone Spector

Don’t ever think you’re safe just because you haven’t received these notifications or warning signs. Believe it or not, you may actually be minding your own business, eating a cheeseburger (or watching a movie, who knows?) – next think you know, you get a message stating to enter an authentication code from the number 32665 (Facebook’s official shortcode number).

If you’ve set up 2-Factor authentication, and you start getting these messages, someone may be trying to hack into your account. If you haven’t set up 2-factor authentication, someone could have turned this on without you knowing it and have your device hacked!

Any risky apps on your phone that you did not put on there such as those talked about above should be removed but these apps are not limited to what we described because they come out with new ones all the time so to be on the safe side make sure your phone is clean by cleaning it yourself or by using security apps like Bitdefender which is exactly what I use.

I used to beta test for Bitdefender for PC before they had a mobile app, luckily for us they now have a mobile app that keeps you protected as well.

Bitdefender Mobile for Andriod

Bitdefender Mobile for IOS

Bitdefender Mobile App

 

How You Can Prevent the Hacks

Facebook itself has some great ways to prevent hackers, or stop them dead in their tracks so you can report these cyber criminals and possibly get them banned, deleted, or removed (some of them have even been jailed for their alleged crimes and theft).

 

·         Change Your Password & Remove Apps

Changing your password is the first and primary thing you need to do. When it comes to picking the right password, make them work for it. Use something with random numbers, letters, and a couple extra special characters (such as an @, !, #, $, or other symbol) in it. If it’s an easy password, people can actually use tools to crack it, or they may be able to just guess based on your personal information what the password may be. Select a strong password, and change it immediately if there is any suspicious behavior!

Make sure that you check the apps on your phone to verify that no one has installed any apps that you are not aware of, if so then remove them but be careful because you need to fully understand what you are un-installing because so things are part of you phone to proceed with caution.

 

·         Enable 2-Factor Authentication

Turning on 2-factor authentication is a great tool. It may seem to be annoying sometimes, because it adds an extra step to your login process, but I promise you, it’s totally worth it when it helps you protect your privacy and even possibly your identity from would-be hackers! You can do this from logging into your Facebook, going to your Settings page, clicking the Security and Privacy Tab, and then scroll down. You’ll see that you can enable 2-step authentication. Do it!

If you need a link to the direct Facebook help article for two-factor authenication then click here.

Facebook Two Factor Authentication

 

·         With a Little Help from Your Friends

This is a tricky one, as you’re going to have to choose from a very close circle of friends that you want to trust with your social media account. By choosing a few friends, they can get a code when you’re trying to get back into your account, and then you can use that URL to access the ability to reset your information and get some help getting back into your account.

Many people don’t really use this yet, but it’s starting to gain popularity!

 

·         Enable Alerts About Unrecognized Logins

Whether you do or don’t have 2-Factor Authentication enabled, you can get updates on your e-mails, Facebook Messenger, Facebook profile, and even your cell phone with this setting. This will allow Facebook to get a hold of you if someone actually logs in on an unfamiliar or new device.

Some companies such as Google have already activated this feature by default and therefore, it’s nice that Facebook has as well, because it can help alert you so you can stop that hacker!

Get Facebook Alerts About Unrecognized Logins

 

·         Disable Your Password Saving

Many people take advantage of saving their password on Facebook on their browsers and mobile devices, as well as the stay logged in feature on their Facebook Messenger. By disabling the password remembering option on your Facebook profile in the Settings page (also in Security and Privacy), you can rest assured that those who are going to hack your profile or Messenger have to work even harder to get logged in.

Some software and apps try to exploit your information to hack you, and believe it or not, you can even use this feature combined with others to make it even harder for them to do that.

 

·         Take Advantage of Facebook’s Hacked URL

If your profile has ever been hacked, Facebook can help verify your true identity and therefore they’ve provided a link called “Facebook Hacked” which will help you get back into your account.

Be prepared to answer a slew of questions, and make sure you get everything right, and you’ll be fine and able to change that password as mentioned above.

Facebook Been Hacked URL Saving Tool

 

·         Use a Chatbot

Chatbots are a tool which have been gaining popularity for many reasons, especially to fellow Smart Bot Marketers out there like myself. What’s even more important is that while hackers can hack chatbots, you can program it to behave like a real person. Some people set up additional responses, and you can even use it to protect against those said hackers by enabling extra security features, encrypting your data, and so much more.

Even better, you can program your chatbot to respond to appropriate responses and not click links, sort of moderating your Facebook Messenger.

For example, if someone tries to send a chatbot a file, you can set your Messenger to not accept incoming files. You can make your chatbot respond appropriately to certain domain wildcards you may want to avoid.

A good defense against hackers that is proving to be one of the best is that hackers don’t like to waste time. They like to get your info and run. Therefore, by adding numerous security measures to your chatbot, you can actually deter them just by “boring them to death”. The more you can waste a hacker’s time, the more you can increase the chances that they’ll realize it’s what your chatbot is doing and leave your page alone!

 

How to Make Your ManyChat Bot Secure

We already mentioned that you can block incoming files or links above. But there are other things you can do to increase your chatbot’s security.

You can make your bots learn how to know the difference between normal data and confidential data so that way you can protect and encrypt the right kind of data, ultimately helping customers’ (and your own) safety.

Make sure if your chatbot is able to collect pertinent information that it stays that way.

You also need to keep an eye on your chatbot to make sure it’s not allowing people to give personal information that’s important. For example, if someone tries giving you a 16-digit number, or a credit card information on your chatbot’s messenger, you can program PAT responses in your chatbot that tell people that you can’t accept that information, warn them that they cannot send that kind of information to your bot, and then flag the bot to shut the conversation down immediately.

 

Put it On Pause

Pausing your chatbot can greatly help your case as well.

Sometimes if you notice that there is sensitive data that your chatbot has captured. If this happens, you need to temporarily disable your chatbot until you can fix it. If someone is able to give your chatbot this info, they may be setting you up for failure, so you may want to contact them and let them know that they provided this information and you are fixing your chatbot.

 

Setting Up Custom Chatbot Alerts

One great thing about chatbots that may help you as well, is that you can set up your chatbot to act as a second mediator for your Facebook Messenger as well! By programming your bot to notice and look into certain bits of information collected, as well as by noticing certain things that your Facebook account is “posting” or sending, you can allow your ManyChat bot to actually send you notifications as well, and if you have the ManyChat app on your phone, you can.

 

What Can I Do to Help You?

My ManyChat master course is designed to give you the best information possible in setting up and creating the best possible chatbot settings to keep your account secure. At the same time, you can learn the ins and outs of making the best chatbot strategies to incorporate into your very own business or entrepreneurship.

It’s important that you have the right training, and with the Smart Bot Marketers courses that I provide, you can learn how to increase your revenue and even your sales, as well as get excellent advice on how to generate those leads that can bring even more in for you!

Once you get the basics, you learn amazing automation tactics that can help to keep your Facebook Messenger account secure, as well as integrate other automation tools that can get you the right passive income you deserve!

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