Simple Tips To Secure Your Facebook Account

Getting Hacked is a nightmare! Especially if your Facebook account is hacked then it is worst of all. As a (Ethical) Hacker I know that it is really easy to hack anyone but at the same time it also easy to save your self. The following process will ensure your security on Facebook.

All you have to so to follow these simple steps after logging into your Facebook account:

#1: Goto your Account | Account Settings .

Account Settings

#2: Now Under “Account Security” section , Tick “Login Approval” .

Login Approval

#3: Click on “Set Up Now” .

Set Up Now

#4: Now give the “confirmation code” in the space give. The code will be sent in sms to your mobile.

Confirmation Code

#5: After giving the “confirmation code” . This message will appear, which means that setup is successful.

Setup Finished

HOW IT WORKS?

Now every time any unrecognised machine (Computer or mobile) will try to login your account they will have to give the “Confirmation Code” ,even if they have given correct password, and that code will be sent to your Mobile. Which means that even if anyone is having your Password, that person (Hacker) can’t log into your account.

7 Best Tips To Keep Your Gmail Account Secure

Gmail is one of the most popular and user-friendly web based email on the Internet, and therefore the safety of your account is of paramount importance. Thus, it is necessary that you need to become security conscious and keep yourself away from the vicious eyes of the hackers. Since Gmail account allows you to gain access to many of the other resources like Google Adsense, Analytics, Orkut, Buzz, YouTube, Facebook, and much more, hacking your Gmail account can also damage all of these accounts. Earlier we provided tips for securing your WordPress blog and securing your Wireless Network.

This is best to follow the saying “Precaution is better than resentment and cure”, so let us learn some of the best 7 security tips to protect your account.

1. Keep the “always use https” option on

Since Google understands that using https improves the security of your accounts, keeping this ON is always better especially when you are accessing your Google account via a public network and thereby preventing others and hackers from eavesdropping into your account. It is possible to enable this option on by going to Settings > General > 5th Row and enable Always use https. This will help you to protect your identity safe and secure on a public network.

https - Gmail

2. Check your IP login session information regularly

Always keep track of your Gmail account activity by going to the bottom of the Gmail account page and check the “Last account activity”, which will show the details of the activity of when you accessed your account lastly. Even if hackers access your account after you, you will get to know, for only you know that your account has been hacked. This “details” also shows the other following information about how and when the account was accessed, like whether this is from the kind of the browser or mobile, etc. Including the IP address. So noting down the IP address when you are in doubt is a good practice.

IP details - Gmail

3. Choosing a unique security question

It is possible that a person who has a very good knowledge about you and your background information can easily find a way into your account using the secret answer to your security question for decoding the password. You will never get to know that they have accessed your password, using your password recovery secret question. So it is always good to keep them hard and not so easy to remember. In addition, it is good to reset the security questions and other password recovery options and recovery email address occasionally but regularly.

4. Back up Your Emails

If you are using Gmail as your primary account, it is a best practice to back up your account or emails as this may contain some important emails. Somehow, if your account gets compromised, it is always best to keep a copy of your emails elsewhere, as the hacker might delete all these important emails. So link your Gmail account with an email client and defeat the hacker or to a secondary email address.

5. Use unique passwords for each online service

When you are using a number of services that requires a password, use different password and do not lazily use the same password. This is because, for once the hacker gets into one of your accounts, say your Gmail account, then you are posing yourself at the risk of being hacked by the hacker of all of your other services also much easily and quickly than you could take a prevention measure at that instance.

6. Use keyscrambler to protect yourself from keyloggers

Keyloggers are sneaky little programs that can slip past the security software of your computer and is like a Trojan virus, hacks into your account by allowing the hacker to get all the information that you type back to the person who sent you this virus. The best way to protect your Gmail account from these Keyloggers is by using Key Scramblers, which is necessary to use software, and works awesomely simple.

7. Use Strong Passwords

The best you can do if you are reluctant or do not know how to use a password manager, is to check the strength of your password, and is always wise to use a unique password using a small tool from Microsoft strength checking tool and every time you change your password. This is much better than the password strength checking tool by Google.
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Content Being Stolen? Disable Right Click

Has your blog’s content been stolen recently? Is somebody stealing every post from your blog? Now, for the WordPress users, I have got a plugin by which you can simply disable right click on your blog and nobody can able to copy any content from your blog. This plugin can help you very much, and it is the best plugin for WordPress blogs to disable right click and prevent their content from getting copied. So, I strongly recommend you to use this plugin called WP Content Copy Protection & No Right Click.

content thieves

Its features are given below:

  1. Disables text selection.
  2. Disable right click on your wordpress blog.
  3. Creates no problems with search engines.
  4. Protects from iFrames.
  5. Protects from dragging and dropping images.

It is a free plugin and will protect your content to be stolen – WP Content Copy Protection & No Right Click.

So do give this plugin a try and post your suggestions below.

Monitor Your PC Easily Using Award Keylogger

I rarely review softwares, but this one really forced me. So I’m going to review about it. In short, I’m going to review about a software that allows you to find out what other users do on your computer in your absence.

Great isn’t it? You can monitor your children, spouse, friends, etc. It is purely a security based software.

Award KeyloggerAward Keylogger is fast, invisible and easy-to-use surveillance tool that allows you to find out what other users do on your computer in your absence. It is capable of recording every keystroke to a log file. The log file can be sent secretly with email or FTP to a specified receiver. The installation is fast and smooth. The program is extremely stealth.

Award Keylogger can also detection specified keywords and take a screenshot whenever one is typed, displaying findings in a tidy log viewer. It causes no suspicious slowdowns and takes very few system resources. All this happens in full stealth mode so that the person you are monitoring will never be aware of it.

Award Keylogger can record all user activity to the log file. This information can be exported to HTML for convenient viewing in your web browser, or exported to MHT file for analysis.

Main Features of Award Keylogger

  • Absolutely invisible/stealth mode
  • Logs accounts and passwords typed in the every application
  • Logs message typed in all instant messengers
  • Visual surveillance, support screenshots view
  • Captures the contents behind the asterisks
  • Captures AOL/AIM/Yahoo/ICQ chats
  • Records contents of password protected web pages, including Web Mail messages
  • Uploads ALL logs into the separate folders by FTP
  • User friendly HTML file format for emailed logs
  • Invisible in Windows NT/2000/XP Task Manager and Windows 9.x/Me Task List
  • Records Windows 9.x/Me/2000/XP/VISTA logon passwords
  • Intercepts DOS-box and Java-chat keystrokes

RELATED : Secure Your Online Privacy Using IP Privacy 3.8

Award Keylogger can record all user activity to the log file. This information can be exported to HTML for convenient viewing in your web browser, or exported to MHT file for analysis.

Award Keylogger Software
Award Keylogger Software

This allows you to see how long users worked with particular programs, how much time they spent on Internet, what sites they visited, what they typed in e-mails or chats.

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My kind advice is to install this software to find out things you should know before it will be too late.

Shorten The URL With Password Protection

Earlier we saw about the shortest URL shortner. This time we are going to review about another Short URL service which comes with password protection feature for extra privacy.

We are discussing about 2pl.us – URL shortner with password protection, P.S. the URL is not working and I think the site is moved or something, you can try thinfi for password protecting your short URL. This one allows us to create a short URL with password protection. Only the people who know the password of this short URL can access the site.  Like all the short URL services this also allows us to create custom alias.

Other Related URL Shorteners Your May Find Useful :

  • Create Safe And Short URLs Using McAf.ee [BETA]
  • Track your Short URLs using Google’s Goo.gl URL Shortener

Don’t Click Any Third Party Links In Orkut!

OrkutRecently some of my friend’s updates showed a mysterious link titled New Orkut Version (Don’t ever click it!). I thought they only kept like that. But it was not true. Almost 30 profiles in my friends list have been taken over or hacked. Yesterday one of my Orkut friend told me he has the feeling that his Orkut profile has been hacked or taken over. He has some problems like automatic status bar update and addition of unknown Orkut Communities.

If your Orkut account has been taken over, feel free to report to Orkut regarding it. It helps !

The best way to avoid such troubles is to avoid or never provide your login information to sites other than in www.orkut.com

And also don’t click such links like New Orkut Version or any other thing similar to it. These links are mostly available in Orkut status bar and in about me page. A Click is all needed to get your profile hacked. If you are lucky enough to have access to your orkut account still, then go and change your password and security question immediately. Change all the previous settings. If you found a phishing page, please report it to Google. It could save someone in Orkut. If you are not aware of phishing websites and emails, then consider reading Beware Of Phisher – Review.

There are a hell lot of websites or webpages that look similar to Orkut. Don’t ever provide your login information as said before. They take control of your orkut profile to advertise porn or other links. It may be used for illegal purposes also, who knows.

Check these Google Forums for details regarding it :

Another Orkut Bogus/fake website!

How to save yourself from such Phishing

Protecting Your Orkut Account

Better be Safe than Sorry. Prevention is always better than Sure!

As per our concern, don’t ever provide your login information to such links other than to www.orkut.com (or orkut.com) and never click any links from Orkut status bar and in about me page. Frequently change your password and security question. Happy Orkutting!