Someone trying to hack my Facebook - help!


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vinyl
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Okay, so, I'm pretty good at Facebook privacy settings, keeping everything private and the such, but I have someone actively trying to hack me and need a bit of help.

I keep everything friends-only, and have only the 'add as friend' option available for non-friends. Someone added me a couple weeks ago with the same surname as someone I know and one friend in common, so I sent them a quick message to find out who they were. They said that they added me as I 'looked just like someone they met last week' at a concert. Now, I have a really distinctive name, and I'm the only one of me on facebook. Also, my FaceBook photograph is of myself and a friend, so no knowing which of us is which. Stupidly, I forgot that this message meant the person could view my friends list, and they added a bunch of my friends. I denied the friend request, and since then I've had several random strangers send me add requests.

While I know I'm safe as long as I don't add anyone I don't know, I am slightly concerned. I was talking to a friend a couple of days ago who brought up the possibility of phishing. I don't click on links I'm not 100% about, but I can't say the same for my friends. How effective is phishing? Do these sites really look that genuine? Some of my friends have open profiles, will this make it easier for them to get phished and then someone access my facebook?

I think I am being targeted as I have some relatively famous people that I am friends with, but I was phone-stalked quite heavily for a few months and I am also worried about the possibility of it being that person now attempting to find their way into my private facebook.

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Aataurehman khan (not verified)
Re: Someone trying to hack my Facebook - help!
sar when i open my facbook last 3 days always i put more then 5 tim my password after that open my facbook somtim not open the sm password after i change the password please if you do not mind help thank please if you do not mind reaply me in my email thank you
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Someone trying to hack my Facebook - help!
Having to enter your password multiple times is not an indication that your Facebook has been hacked. My guess is that you're typing it in wrong 4 out of 5 times. I say that because based on your post you seem to have trouble typing words.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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my facebook account are really hacked,,,,,,i couldn't logged and my name are changes,,,,,....
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Someone trying to hack my Facebook - help!
I have recently recieved an email saying someone is trying to gain access to my facebook page, and they have requested 3 codes from 3 people. i tried changing mypassword and it worked but i still cant get into my facebook to fix this. any suggestions?
werewolf123
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Today at 12 something in the morning, somebody from TH ( I think it is Thailand), tried to log on to my Facebook account. I remember I don have any friends at TH. So I change my password. Now it works. Because yesterday and today I had been trying to log on, but I failed. So I suspected someone is hacking my account. Good thing it isn't a big deal.

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Iv got an x girlfriend who keeps trying to hack my account.. Everyday I get an email of Facebook saying I have requested a password change which I haven't! The latest one was at 02:30 this morning. Does anyone know if I can stop her doing this or prove it definately is her? Thanks
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Re: Someone trying to hack my Facebook - help!

Only way I know of to stop her is to tell her to stop, and there is no way for you to prove it was her.
If I was you I would make sure you have a new, long/hard to guess password and make sure that all your secret questions are something she can't answer. Also make sure you have all of your password recovery options set.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Yesterday I was trying to access my facebook, and it would not let me on, almost as if someone got on and changed my password, or kept trying to login to my account. I dont have my email address posted on there anywhere so anyone can see it, so im at a loss. My mom has my psw, but she uses my account for farming on farmville. She called me last night telling me that she received a pop up stating someone from salt lake city utah was trying to get on my page...This all does not makes any sense, is there a way so no one can access your account, i have it set to all privacy.
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Re: Someone trying to hack my Facebook
Anonymous Visitor wrote:

is there a way so no one can access your account, i have it set to all privacy.

Yes - delete your Facebook account...
But, since that would make it difficult to use Facebook, it's probably not a good choice.. Other than deleting your Facebook, there is no way to make it 'bulletproof' .. The best thing to do is make sure you have a good, secure password.

IdolMind
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What can happen from friending someone you don't know, hacking wise? If you don't post your address or phone number, personal information like that, what can they do to your profile? How do they get into it? I am guilty of friending friends of friends or people with the same interests as myself that I don't really know and I am just curious and would like to know how that can be bad (other than the personal information issue). Coincidently for the last week or so I have been seeing profiles pop up on my suggestions (which people have speculated that the suggestions are actually people who looked at your profile) that have no picture, no friends, a visible wall and info with no posts or information. One of my friends actually just friended one of them, I can't understand why, I guess some people just friend anyone. Also I have been getting friend requests from people with nothing in common, their wall and info are visible and they have one picture of themselves and thats it, and their wall always shows tons of friends accepting and thats it. Very strange. Are these hackers? does anyone else get them, and what can they do to me if one of my friends or myself accepts them??

Thanks!

helpme (not verified)
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few months back i was chatting with a complete stranger on an online site and i happen to add him on facebook...he was actually a hacker ...so i quckly blocked him.....
now few months later,i get friend suggestions from a friend of mine......he is a good friend of mine in school...and whn i ask him..he says he hasnt sent me any friend suggestions at all...i think it is the same hacker who has done all this...and is trying to hack my facebook account by being my friend......so he sends me a lot of friend sugestions and a lot of freind requsts with the same name as my friends so tht i add them and he could hack my facebook.....please help me..... i don kno wht to do

D G
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Re: Someone trying to hack my Facebook - help!

ALL facebooks are automatically private. At MOST your info can be viewed on shared networks, and at highest settings, by friends only. There are certainly those who open their pages to all networks, becoming essentially public, but that is rare and is something you must CHOOSE to do.

I am viewable to Friends of Friends and my Network, but I am not searchable to "everyone." Even if I were completely private to all non friends (and again I am not), I would STILL not be foolish enough to post anything on the internet that I wouldn't want my worst enemy to see. But I wouldnt necessarily open my life to just everybody either.

 

 

oubliette
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Re: Someone trying to hack my Facebook - help!

"I would STILL not be foolish enough to post anything on the internet that I wouldn't want my worst enemy to see"

 

I second that! There is no such thing as privacy on the internet.

DODO
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I concur.

 

Jarret
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Re: Someone trying to hack my Facebook - help!

While I disagree with the whole concept behind private profiles you will be fine if you have your profile already marked as private even if the person you believe is trying to access your account is on your friends lists. The only thing that person will be able to see is your friend's wall writings made to you yet even if they click on your name it will display the small popup box preventing them from seeing your full profile.

Unless any of your friends know your password or you accept another random invitation, you are going to be fine with the settings that you have.

Of course phishing is effective or else it wouldn't be done in the first place. No, just because your friends have an open profile and they get phished does not mean that magically somehow your login information will show up just because they are your friend.

vinyl
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Re: Someone trying to hack my Facebook - help!

If the person is able to access someone's FaceBook that I have friended through phishing for their login, then they ~will~ have access, which is what I am trying to avoid Smile

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Re: Someone trying to hack my Facebook - help!

 Yes, its possible. Not likely. Some pages look VERY convincing even though theyre phishing pages. Unfortunately, when you put your personal informaiton on the internet, you will always run the risk of someone seeing it that you dont want to see it. The only way to be 100% safe is to not post anything  you never want to be seen. Sad truth of reality.

 

"So, Lone Star, now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb. "

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Re: Someone trying to hack my Facebook - help!

vinyl wrote:

I keep everything friends-only, and have only the 'add as friend' option available for non-friends. Someone added me a couple weeks ago with the same surname as someone I know and one friend in common, so I sent them a quick message to find out who they were.

i hope you also 'blocked' that profile? if not, you may want to consider doing such.

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vinyl
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Re: Someone trying to hack my Facebook - help!

Yup, I have! But I am worried about them phishing one of my friends and getting in that way. I might be overreacting, but I am rather worried...

MerliMoo
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Re: Someone trying to hack my Facebook - help!

I don't think you have much to worry about. The security on FaceBook is rather secure and if you have all your settings to highest im sure you'll be fine. I had a problem like this not too long ago and just set everything really secure and the problem went away. As for the calls you said you were getting I had to change my number. You shouldn't worry so much it's bad for you.... Good Luck

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