Recently I taught Knowledge, Wisdom & The Internet at a high school. One of the freshmen at that school called me with some questions and it turned into about an hour long project on the phone with her, her mother and I. It seems that this young lady’s Facebook Account was being logged into three (3) times by someone in Los Angeles. At first I thought that I was misunderstanding what this young lady was telling me, but it was absolutely true! I showed her how to “kick” these people out of her account, then we changed her password on her Facebook account. In just the time it took to change the password, one of these people had logged back into her account. So we kicked them off again, set the security and the “Login Approvals” for her account. It has been a few weeks and I asked her for an update last night, she now knows how to check this herself and it has all stayed clear! Praise God!
Was this a “one time thing”? Does it happen often? Well, just a day after we cleaned up her account she posted on her Facebook wall about what had happened and two of her friends said they had at least one login from LA on their account too! So, you tell me? Does this happen often?
Rather than wait and see.. Let’s just look at how to avoid this. Here is a document I have prepared with instructions on how to: 1) Review your Active Sessions, 2) See your account’s Recognized Devices and 3) Setup Login Approvals. If you see ANY activity on your account that you cannot account for, CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD TOO!
Why is this so important? Rather than give you my concerns on why it is important to keep unauthorized users off your FB Account, just Google and read some stories on what is going on out there in the world and the ties to Los Angeles.
If you find that your account has been compromised, let us know. <Contact Us> Not because we want to know your business, but because we want to know how big of a problem this is. Do we need to spend more time educating people on this??
Be safe and be blessed!