Let’s face it, hacking is fun. It’s especially fun when it involves a cute girl at the cafe and an unnoticed computer geek sipping tea in the corner. Some guys wear muscle shirts. Some guys take over your facebook account, find out who your favorite band is, and buy tickets. It’s romantic, really.
If you hate romance, here’s a little tutorial for you. First, let’s get to your security settings.
Once you’re there, you’ll see the screen below. I’ve added some annotations to make it less scary.
As you can see, there’s a few options:
- Secure Browsing: Always enable this. That’s all you need to do. It makes all of your facebook transactions happen over a secure connection. That means people can’t snoop what you’re doing over wifi.
- Login Notifications: This will send you alerts any time there’s a login from an unrecognized computer.
- Active Sessions: This section lists all the places you’ve been logged in: your computer, your phone, your tablet, etc. It also lists the locations. So, if you see a login from India (assuming you don’t live in India) then someone else is using your account. There’s a link next to each item that allows you to end that session.
That’s it! Don’t click any strange links, enter too-good-to-be-true contests, etc. and you should be fine. I mean, you’ll have less romance in your life, but that’s up to you.