Top 10 Ways How Hackers Can Hack Facebook Accounts
This post is only for security purposes don’t try it for any illegal activity and I’ve just shared these methods to be protective for your Facebook account from these types of hacking attacks.
Mostly Hackers use these methods to hack Facebook account from the last many years, protect yourself from hackers. Must Read this post, and beware of hackers.
Phishing is still the most popular attack vector used for hacking Facebook accounts. There are a variety of methods to carry out phishing attacks.
In simple phishing attacks, a hacker creates a fake login page which exactly looks like the real Facebook page and then asks the victim to log in.
Once the victim logs in through the fake page, the victims “Email Address” and “Password” is stored into a text file, and the hacker then downloads the text file and gets his hands on the victim’s credentials.
Keylogging is the easiest way to hack a Facebook password.
Keylogging sometimes can be so dangerous that even a person with good knowledge of computers can fall for it.
A Keylogger is basically a small program which, once is installed on the victim’s computer, will record every thing victim types on his/her computer.
The logs are then sent back to the attacker by either FTP or directly to hackers’ email address.
Almost 80% of people use stored passwords in their browser to access Facebook. This is quite convenient, but can sometimes be extremely dangerous.
Stealers are software specially designed to capture the saved passwords stored in the victim’s Internet browser.
Session Hijacking can be often very dangerous if you are accessing Facebook on an HTTP (non-secure) connection.
In Session Hijacking attack, a hacker steals the victim’s browser cookie which is used to authenticate the user on a website, and use it to access the victim’s account.
Session hijacking is widely used on LAN, and WiFi connections.
Sidejacking attack went common in late 2010, however, it’s still popular nowadays.
Firesheep is widely used to carry out sidejacking attacks.
Firesheep only works when the attacker and victim are on the same WiFi network.
A sidejacking attack is basically another name for HTTP session hijacking, but it’s more targeted towards WiFi users.
Millions of Facebook users access Facebook through their mobile phones.
In case the hacker can gain access to the victim’s mobile phone then he can probably gain access to his/her Facebook account.
There are lots of Mobile Spying software used to monitor a Cellphone.
The most popular Mobile Phone Spying software’s are Mobile Spy, and Spy Phone Gold.
If both the victim and attacker are on the same network, an attacker can use a DNS spoofing attack and change the original Facebook page to his own fake page and hence can get access to the victim’s Facebook account.
If an attacker has physical access to your computer, he could just insert a USB programmed with a function to automatically extract saved passwords in the Internet browser.
If the victim and attacker are on the same LAN and on a switch based network, a hacker can place himself between the client and the server, or he could act as a default gateway and hence capturing all the traffic in between.
Botnets are not commonly used for hacking Facebook accounts, because of it’s high setup costs.
They are used to carry more advanced attacks. A Botnet is basically a collection of an endangered computer.
The infection process is the same as the keylogging, though a Botnet gives you additional options for carrying out attacks with the compromised computer.
Some of the most popular Botnets include Spyeye and Zeus.
Frequently hackers use these methods to hack Facebook account password, it is good practice to follow the trait, “Prevention is better than cure”.