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4 Ways to Crack a Facebook Password & Protect Yourself from Them

We share our lives on Facebook. We share our birthdays and our anniversaries. We share our vacation plans and locations. We share the births of our sons and the deaths of our fathers. We share our most cherished moments and our most painful thoughts. We divulge every aspect of our lives.

But we sometimes forget who’s watching.

We use Facebook as a tool to connect, but there are those people who use that connectivity for malicious purposes. We reveal what others can use against us. They know when we’re not home and for how long we’re gone. They know the answers to our security questions. People can practically steal our identities — and that’s just with the visible information we purposely give away through our public Facebook profile.

In fact, you don’t even have to be a professional hacker to get into someone’s Facebook account.

In this I’ll show you these, and a other ways that hackers (and even regular folks) can hack into someone’s Facebook account. But don’t worry, I’ll also show you how to prevent it from happening to you.

Method 1: Use a Keylogger

Software Keylogger

A software keylogger is a program that can record each stroke on the keyboard that the user makes, most often without their knowledge. The software has to be downloaded manually on the victim’s computer. It will automatically start capturing keystrokes as soon as the computer is turned on and remain undetected in the background. The software can be programmed to send you a summary of all the keystrokes via email.

You’re looking for, you can search for free keyloggers or try coding a basic keylogger yourself in C++.

Hardware Keylogger

These work the same way as the software keylogger, except that a USB drive with the software needs to be connected to the victim’s computer. The USB drive will save a summary of the keystrokes, so it’s as simple as plugging it to your own computer and extracting the data.

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There are several options available for hardware keyloggers. Wired keyloggers like the Keyllama can be attached to the victim’s computer to save keystrokes and works on any operating system — provided you have physical access to retrieve the device later. If you’re looking to swipe the passwords remotely, you can invest in a premium Wi-Fi enabled keylogger which can email captured keystrokes or be accessed remotely over Wi-Fi.

How to Protect Yourself

Method 2: Man in the Middle Attack

If you can get close to your target, you can trick them into connecting to a fake Wi-Fi network to steal credentials via a Man In The Middle (MITM) attack. Tools like the Wi-Fi Pumpkin make creating a fake Wi-Fi network is as easy as sticking a $16 Wireless Network Adapter on the $35 Raspberry Pi and getting close to your target. Once the victim connects to your fake network, you can inspect the traffic or route them to fake login pages. You can even set it to only replace certain pages and leave other pages alone.

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How to Protect Yourself

Method 3: Phishing

This option is much more difficult than the rest, but it is also the most common method to hack someone’s account. The most popular type of phishing involves creating a fake login page. The page can be sent via email to your victim and will look exactly like the Facebook login page. If the victim logs in, the information will be sent to you instead of Facebook. This process is difficult because you will need to create a web hosting account and a fake login page.

You’ll just need to tweak the submit form to the login details a victim enters. Users are very careful now with logging into Facebook through other links, though, and email phishing filters are getting better every so that only adds to this already difficult process. But, it’s still possible, especially if you clone the entire Facebook website.

How to Protect Yourself

Method 4: Reset the Password

The easiest way to “hack” into someone’s Facebook is through resetting the password. This could be easier done by people who are friends with the person they’re trying to hack.

How to Protect Yourself

How to Protect Yourself

Protecting Yourself: Less Is More

Social networking websites are great ways to stay connected with old friends and meet new people. Creating an event, sending a birthday greeting and telling your parents you love them are all a couple of clicks away.

Facebook isn’t something you need to steer away from, but you do need to be aware of your surroundings and make smart decisions about what you put up on your profile. The less information you give out on Facebook for everyone to see, the more difficult you make it for hackers.