Have you been noticing some suspicious activity on your Facebook account? Like – Posts you don’t remember liking are liked, messages are already seen and posts you haven’t shared are on your wall. Chances are you’ve been hacked!
Well, there’s an easy way to find out if someone else is using your Facebook account.
Facebook are continually working on new technologies and providing protection to help you keep your account secure. There are number of security features on Facebook that you can use to help secure your account. And one of them is the “Where You’re Logged In” Feature.
This feature helps you see where your facebook account is currently logged in or have previously been logged in. If you see any suspicious browser or places on the activity log, then somethings is fishy.
To find out If Someone Else Is using your Facebook account
1. Go to Settings Page on Facebook.
2. Choose the Security tab on the sidebar to the left.
3. Choose “Where you’re logged in“.
Here you’ll see a list of all computers and mobile devices from which your facebook has been logged into. Not only that but you can also see the place, based on the IP address, from where your account was logged into and the time when it was logged into.
Check if you there any device / location in the list that you’re unaware of. Say you are Mac user and always browse Facebook on Safari browser and the device listed is Chrome on Windows. Just click the corresponding “end activity” link and it should immediately log you out from that machine.
Just for an example – As you can see in the above image, that I’m currently browsing Facebook on Chrome from New York. But yesterday someone logged into my account at around 11 pm, on Safari from Paris. I have definitely been hacked because I’ve never been to Paris and I don’t know anyone who lives in Paris. I can easily log out from that device on Paris by simply clicking the “End Activity” Link to the side.
Now, this may not be enough to secure your account. Immediately change your password if you see any suspicious activity. For extra security, you may also choose to receive email and SMS alerts if someone else tries to log into your Facebook account from a previously unknown computer or mobile phone.