Has your account been hacked?
At HappiHacking, we primarily concentrate on software projects and organizational growth.
The term "hacking" in our name is rooted in its original, constructive sense, as defined in the classic "Hacker's Dictionary." During the early days of computer culture, "hackers" were enthusiasts who enjoyed exploring the capabilities of computers, often devising clever solutions to problems. The term "cracker" was used describe individuals with malicious intent, such as breaking into accounts or systems. Our ethos at HappiHacking aligns with the authentic spirit of hacking: one of curiosity, innovation, and craftsmanship.
We are not a cyber security firm, however, we often get questions related to compromised social media accounts. While cybersecurity isn't our mainstay, we recognize its paramount importance. Therefore we provide some general advice here.
If Your Account Has Been Compromised:
- Reset Your Password: Begin by utilizing the platform's password recovery feature.
- Review Your Activity: Once back in, check for any unfamiliar activities, posts, or profile alterations.
- Logout Everywhere: Terminate all active sessions on other devices.
- Activate Two-Factor Authentication: Introducing this feature will necessitate a verification code from your mobile during login.
- Inspect Linked Apps: Occasionally, hackers may leverage third-party apps. Always remove unfamiliar or redundant connections.
- Reach Out to Support: If regaining control proves challenging, get in touch with the platform's support.
- Alert Your Network: Advise friends and followers about the breach to guard them against suspicious messages or posts.
- Regular Password Changes: Make it a routine to periodically modify your passwords.
- Email Vigilance: Always be cautious with emails purporting to be from the social media platforms.
Securing Your Facebook and Instagram Accounts:
- Utilize Password Managers: Tools like LastPass or 1Password are invaluable. Not only do they securely store passwords, but they can also generate strong, unique passwords for each account.
- Adopt Strong Passwords: Ensure passwords are robust, avoiding easily decipherable combinations.
- Turn On Two-Factor Authentication: A supplementary verification during login significantly bolsters security.
- Monitor Account Activity: Continuously monitor the devices and locations accessing your account.
- Limit Third-Party Connections: Reassess and prune third-party apps linked to your accounts regularly.
- Email Caution: Skeptically treat emails claiming ties to Facebook or Instagram. Always confirm the sender's authenticity.
- Adjust Privacy Settings: Regularly tweak your account's privacy settings to control who views your content.
- Logout on Shared Devices: Never forget to logout from communal or public devices.
- Fortify Your Email Account: The email associated with your social media should be secured with robust measures.
- Stay Alert to Scams: Remain wary of deceptive account verification or password reset schemes.
- Backup Contact Methods: Keep alternative contact avenues handy for potential account recovery scenarios.
- Dont give personal information such as your phone number to someone online if you are not entirely sure who they are, it can be used to hack your account.
Staying proactive and informed can significantly bolster your online security. Remember, vigilance is your best defense in the digital realm.