Someone trying to hack my Facebook - help!

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vinyl
Someone trying to hack my Facebook - help!

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.

   

   

Hot2na
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.

><))))'>  

vinyl
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
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

Jarret
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
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 :)

Almost Evil
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 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. "

D G
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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.

 

 

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

I concur.

 

oubliette
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.

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

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

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