Facebook is one of the common social media platforms used by almost everyone these days. During the initial stages, Facebook became so popular because of its function to connect with anyone around the world. Facebook was a breakthrough and an eye-opener about how social media should be and what its functions are. The term “social media” became common after the establishment of Facebook. Many companies used them as the reference and developed new software. Even though the demand for Facebook has slightly declined, it is still one of the prominent social media platforms with around 2 billion users. But the question is, are they safe from Facebook hack? The information and contents you upload on Facebook will remain intact?
After studying thoroughly about Facebook, the security researchers concluded that there are mainly five dangers in Facebook that users are unaware of, they include:
- Even if Facebook say they secure your information, they share them with other party organizations for ads.
- The privacy settings in Facebook can only block Facebook hacks to a certain extent and does not completely prevent them.
- Facebook ad consists of malware.
- People who are your friends in Facebook can be hackers.
- One fourth of the accounts in Facebook are fake accounts.
Even though people know that it is not safe on Facebook, they use them regularly and upload & share content. To a certain extent, Facebook is a growing pain. If not used carefully, you may end up in a scam or Facebook hack. People you contact through Facebook may not be the person as they are given in their profile. To seek attention, most hacker creates female accounts with attractive profile pictures and personal information.
Does Facebook really provide privacy against Facebook hack?
To be honest, the answer is no. Facebook is an open book for third parties, once you upload anything, along with Facebook they will get access to them. For example, if you are playing games through Facebook or participating in any quiz before you go to the main tab, the first thing that pops up is the affirmation tab. You have to accept their policies to play the game or participate in the quiz. When you authorize the application, you are unknowingly permitting third parties to access your information.
The only motive of Facebook is to make money. So by introducing new features, Facebook will make you share as much information as it can such that they can sell those data to advertisers and make money. It’s all business. In today’s world, information is money. In addition, when Facebook releases new updates, they put some of your privacy settings back to default so that your data becomes public again. So you need to recheck the privacy setting after every update. The main highlight is that they don’t even notify you when they are changing your settings to default.
At a certain point, your real friends can also make you vulnerable to Facebook hacks. If any of your friends have a weak password and if their account got hacked, hackers will go through his friend list and from that he will target your account.
So it is recommended not to be active on Facebook. If you are using it, maintain a low profile. Stay alert and avoid Facebook hacks!