Friend's Fb account hacked

Philippines
March 11, 2012 2:15pm CST
About a week ago, a classmate from high school posted something in our page saying it was her mom posting and that our classmate is in an ICU of a certain hospital and that she was asking for financial help from us (her hold classmates).. But when we tried to call our friend's number she is not answering, from there we have doubts about the real situation .. To cut the story short, her account was hacked and that she was not in any hospital at all.. In this new age of facebook and iphones, what are the ways of protecting our accounts from hackers??? That incident was just alarming..
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5 responses
12 Mar 12
I've heard that one many times. I had an alert from FB the other day that someone attempted to access my account from Nagasacki . . .
• Philippines
1 Apr 12
that is scary starlight.. you need to delete that activity.. because somebody just made an attempt on your account.. see I'm learning more from that incident.. thanks to you my fellow mylotters!
@cupkitties (7293)
• United States
12 Mar 12
It's more likely that your friend was phished rather than Hacked. Meaning that someone got a hold of her login information. Never share your login with anyone. Not even your best friend, family... NO BODY! If you are one of those users who adds 50 million random people that you don't even know because you need to feel good about yourself and pretend that you have 50 million friends, do not display your email address. Because an email address is all some phishers need. DO NOT connect your Facebook with any other websites. I know a lot of people who have had other accounts compromised because of that Facebook connection.
• Philippines
1 Apr 12
cupkitties.. My friend does not even have more than a hundred fb friends.. honestly I got more than 3k friends on one account because it is a gaming one and I am just so careful with that account.. Maybe she had done one of the other things you've mentioned.. I hate to say this but she is a computer engineer for $&%^#% sake! It got me really angry..
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
11 Mar 12
cherryann ..It's stories like this that keep me from being active on FB..I know some people feel it is worth the hassel..but I don't. It's too bad there are so many jerks out there..
• Philippines
1 Apr 12
Hi there stary1.. I undestand :) .. Luckily I have been playing for years on FB and I hope nobody does that to me.. huhuhu..
@vimal1990 (116)
12 Mar 12
ya in facebook account more account password as been hacked.. ya my friend account also hacked by some unknown hackers... so its better to cheange the password often in facebook in order to avoid this problem.. And use https secure connection....
@borgborg (821)
• Philippines
12 Mar 12
protection from hacker really begins with the user. whenever logging in to your facebook account, make sure that the address bar shows facebook.com. when using a shared pc, kindly activate the secured browsing feature and make sure that you always log off your account after using. lastly, always make sure that you have a good internet security software running in the background.