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How to protect the security of my face book account?

  1. Never click suspicious links: It is possible that your friends could unwillingly send spam, viruses, or malware through Facebook if their accounts are infected. Do not click this material and do not run any ".exe" files on your computer without knowing what they are. Also, be sure to use the most current version of your browser as they contain important security warnings and protection features. Current versions of Firefox and Internet Explorer warn you if you have navigated to a suspected phishing site, and we recommend that you upgrade your browser to the most current version. You can also find more information about phishing and how to avoid it athttp://www.antiphishing.org/consumer_recs.html andhttp://onguardonline.gov/phishing.html.

    Phishing is an online attempt to trick a user by pretending to be an official login page or an official email from an organization that you would have an account with, such as a bank or an email provider, in order to obtain a user’s login and account information. In the case of a phishing login page, the login page may look identical to the login page you would normally go to, but the website does not belong to the organization you have an account with (the URL web address of the website should reflect this). In the case of a phishing email, the email may look like an email you would get from the organization you have an account with and get emails from, but the link in the email that it directs you to takes you to the above phishing login page, rather than a legitimate login page for that organization.

    To prevent your account information from being obtained in a phishing scheme, only log in to legitimate pages of the websites you have an account with. For example, "www.facebook.example.com" is not a legitimate Facebook page on the "www.facebook.com" domain, but "www.facebook.com/example" is a legitimate Facebook page because it has the "facebook.com" domain. When in doubt, you can always just type in "facebook.com" into your browser to return to the legitimate Facebook site.

  2. Have a unique, strong password: From the Account Settings page, be sure to use a different password than you use for other sites or services, made up of a complex string of numbers, letters, and punctuation marks that is at least six characters in length. Do not use words found in the dictionary.

  3. Run anti-virus software: If your computer has been infected with a virus or with malware, you will need to run anti-virus software to remove harmful programs and keep your information secure.

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I am locked out of facebook. How do I unlock


First try changing your password with the "Forgot Password" Link on the Login Page.

If your account is sending out spam (ex: advertisements or suspicious links) or was taken over by someone else, secure it here.
https://www.facebook.com/hacked

You may have to wait 24 hrs before reentering. Or try the below..

http://www.tomsguide.com/faq/id-2065246/unlock-facebook-account-locked.html


Mar 03, 2015 | HP Pavilion Chromebook 14

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My facese book account as been compromised whenever I try to send a in box message I am told that I am sending spam


Good Day!
You were lucky cause you are being warned and stopped from sending email. Most of the time a user of an account is unaware that his/her account is spamming. Spamming means someone manage to get your username and password and uses your account to send unwanted emails to your friend's list. The owner of the account was unaware of the activities on its account and will only know it if one from the friends list informed that she/he is sending emails with links.
And you are still lucky that your account is not yet disabled.

The best and easiest way to fix a victim of spamming is to renew your password.
You can go to
https://www.facebook.com/recover.php (click this link)
Provide your user id or email address. Then, follow the onscreen instruction and at the end it will reset your password.
To regain access to Facebook, try to look first at the inbox on your mail account, for the security code that Facebook sent to you. If security code is not in the inbox, search it at the spam folders.

And if your facebook account is blocked, please go to http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=disabled
(click this link)
fill up the form and click the Submit button.
or

You can write to disabled@facebook.com, express your interest on recovering your account.
Explain why your account should not be disabled.
There are also helpful tips that you can find from this link:
http://facebookerrors.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-recover-facebook-account.html

Jan 03, 2012 | Facebook Social Network

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Facebook blocked my account. Why doesn't FB tell


there are reasons why someones account suddenly blocked by Facebook and sometimes they were not informed. Facebook system has gone to being strict in monitoring activities happening inside a person's account. (You are right. They are monitoring all facebook users)

Why? Because of spamming and phishing. Its like a virus that a person's account once infected will send spams on all of its friends. Imagine how many persons there are in a friends list.

However Facebook sometimes mistaken some activities in an account. When someone sends somethings on a group of friends and someone adds a large number of friends, Facebook mistaken it as a spam.

If you are wanting to unblock your account send an email to DISABLED@FACEBOOK.COM. State your reasons why you should be unblock. Ask also the reasons why they block your account. So it will be a reminder for you to prevent your account from being block again. Remember, facebook will unblock account only once, so better be careful.

Let me know if this is a help to you.

Thank You for using Fixya!

Jun 06, 2010 | Facebook Social Network

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After more than twenty four hours, please unblock me.


Hi calpaldale!

I am sorry to hear your story..Based from your story your account has been blocked after adding too many friends, suggested by who? If you are pertaining to Facebook I doubt it, they will not suggest so many friends for you to accept.

Your account has been phished. Meaning a malicious software was downloaded to your computer. That software was design by phishing website to stole password and use the account in spreading spam and messages that once you click, do not actually exist..

The same that happened to you.. those friends that you confirmed on your account was actually a spam. Facebook has its way on detecting an account that is being used as a spam and when they traced it they shut off that account. Sad to say, your account is phished and they shut it off.

But don't worry. Facebook denied your access to your account temporarily. They do that to prevent your account from spreading more spam to your trusted friends.

What you need to do is run an antivirus on your computer. An antivirus capable of removing malicious malware.

After ensuring that your computer is cleared of virus.. then go on to facebook site and reset your password. How? Just click the forgot password button. follow the instruction and wait for the confirmation on your email.

If you need more clarification please visit the links below. It will explain to you what really happens.

1. http://www.facebook.com/help/?page=1009
2. http://www.facebook.com/security?v=app_10442206389
3. http://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=107720572130

Just be patient, everything will be alright..

I hope to hear from you again...Cheers!


Jun 03, 2010 | Facebook Social Network

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Someone has two video's on facebook (My best video & amazing video)that I did not send.Can you get this off for me? I don't know what the video's are.They are sending them to my friends on facebook & it looks like I'm sending them. Help please.


It is possible that malicious software was downloaded to your computer or that your password was stolen by a phishing website designed to look like Facebook.Please carefully follow the steps provided:
  1. Run anti-virus software: If your computer has been infected with a virus or with malware, you will need to run anti-virus software to remove these harmful programs and keep your information secure.

  2. Reset password: From the Account Setting page, you will need to create a new password. Be sure to use a different password than you use for other sites or services, made up of a complex string of numbers, letters, and punctuation marks that is at least six characters in length. Do not use words found in the dictionary.

  3. Never click suspicious links: It is possible that your friends could unwillingly send spam, viruses, or malware through Facebook if their accounts are infected. Do not click this material and do not run any ".exe" files on your computer without knowing what they are. Also, be sure to use the most current version of your browser as they contain important security warnings and protection features. Current versions of Firefox and Internet Explorer warn you if you have navigated to a suspected phishing site, and we recommend that you upgrade your browser to the most current version. You can also find more information about phishing and how to avoid it
  4. Phishing is an online attempt to trick a user by pretending to be an official login page or an official email from an organization that you would have an account with, such as a bank or an email provider, in order to obtain a user’s login and account information. In the case of a phishing login page, the login page may look identical to the login page you would normally go to, but the website does not belong to the organization you have an account with (the URL web address of the website should reflect this). In the case of a phishing email, the email may look like an email you would get from the organization you have an account with and get emails from, but the link in the email that it directs you to takes you to the above phishing login page, rather than a legitimate login page for that organization.

    To prevent your account information from being obtained in a phishing scheme, only log in to legitimate pages of the websites you have an account with. For example, "www.facebook.example.com" is not a legitimate Facebook page on the "www.facebook.com" domain, but "www.facebook.com/example" is a legitimate Facebook page because it has the "facebook.com" domain. When in doubt, you can always just type in "facebook.com" into your browser to return to the legitimate Facebook site.
If you are still unable to access your profile, please send us more information regarding the issue so we can investigate. Please submit your report in the following web page .

http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=account_hacked_or_phished
Privacy is very important to everybody and wherever we either install in the computers or send to our "friends" in the internet will haunt us for the rest of our lives.
Many people has been learning the hart way, be careful .
If you have any other question or concern please let me know
Hope this solve your problem
Your rating and comment will be appreciated.
thank you

Sep 23, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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