Facebook Account Hacking: Beware Of A New Method Used By Hackers
Facebook is without a doubt the most popular social network today. It has millions of users logged in daily and it also has a few billion members. It is preferred by its users for its ease of use, its fun interface and also its simple design but which contains all the most essential options for communicating, sharing information, carrying out research, etc. Do you use facebook? Be very careful because hackers have found a new method to steal your facebook credentials.
Facebook: Beware of fake login pop-ups
CERT-MU has already warned Internet users located in Mauritius that a new method of computer hacking has been developed by hackers. But this warning is not only for Mauritians but for all facebook users. Everyone is indeed threatened by this new method which aims to steal the identifiers of facebook members through a fake login pop-up window.
Hackers are not lacking in imagination because they are always finding new ways to achieve their ends. Indeed, cybersecurity experts recently alerted Internet users against a new, very simple but very dangerous means of hacking: hackers set up fake pages and fake pop-ups on which Internet users are invited to log in using their facebook credentials. Once personal information is entered and sent, it is immediately recovered by hackers.
Explanation: First of all, the hacker uploads a facebook page or a website. Then, once there, he is invited to connect with facebook thanks to the pop-up window similar to the original developed by facebook. However, this window will redirect him to a phishing page. He will be asked to enter his credentials which will then be saved in the hackers’ servers.
How to fight against?
To avoid being fooled, it is necessary to check whether the pop-up window is really the original or not. Very difficult thing! The best would be to use a vpn to encrypt these and make them unreadable by hackers. Indeed with a vpn, the user will be able to enjoy a completely secure connection wherever he is and at any time. For this, the system uses Xbox VPN protocols, the most well known of which are PPTP, L2TP and Open vpn. If you choose Open vpn, your connection will be encrypted at 256 bits and at the same time, your network authentication system will be provided by digital certificates and a user / password pair.
Among the best vpn currently, there is ExpressVPN which stands out especially for its high number of vpn servers and its optimal level of security. With this vpn, not only will your connection be ultra secure but in addition, you will be able to bypass the various forms of censorship on the Internet. Its price is 6.34 euros per month for an annual subscription.