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Check your Facebook NOW – warning over ‘hidden logins’ stalking you

FACEBOOK users have reason to be concerned about hacks and password theft.

The social media giant has connected billions of people around the world, but not all users mean well.

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There are almost 3 billion Facebook accounts worldwide.Credit: Getty Images-Getty

Before taking steps to restore the privacy of your account, you must first notice that something is wrong.

If suspicious changes have been made to your profile or messages have been sent that you don’t remember, that could be a sign of a compromised account.

Be wary of new friend requests or people in your network that you haven’t personally added.

It’s your digital identity and it’s important to manage it – you can confirm or deny your suspicions by checking the login locations.

Facebook keeps a running list of devices that log into an account, the location from which they logged in, and when the login occurred.

From this list, you can find out if an impostor is using your account.

Although the location data is not exact, you should be able to tell if an unapproved login occurred based on the region and timestamp.

If you notice that someone else is using your account, please change your password immediately.

You don’t need a desktop computer to check your account login history.

In the Facebook mobile app, go to the Settings tab and click Security & Login.

If you see a device that doesn’t belong to you, sign out remotely by clicking the three dots and clicking Sign Out.

A popup will appear that says “Secure Account” and you will be guided through the process of resetting your password.

Facebook should be celebrated for connecting people around the world, but its security is famously lacking.

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In 2021, Facebook faced a public relations nightmare when more than 533 million accounts were compromised.

This was, of course, after the Cambridge Analytica leak in which the Facebook data of 80 million users found its way into the hands of a political task force in 2016.

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