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Windows 8 Full Edition Free Download

July 8 Comments off

Windows 8 has been out for download for developer preview. This version of Windows 8 is currently released as a beta version by Microsoft. Check the rest of the post to know how to download Windows 8 full version.

If you have downloaded Windows 8 from any p2p sites or illegal torrent sites, be careful as these may be buggy and might contain malwares or viruses. So it’s always advisable to download the OS directly from Microsoft. Read more…

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Preventing From Hacking Your Facebook Account

June 6 Comments off

Today even a noob computer user can easily hack Facebook or any other social networking site with ease in a matter of hours and thus hacking is no longer the secret art of a Russian Hacker! Well the idea behind this is to expose the truth behind preventing hacking Facebook account so that you can stay away from all those scam sites. Also this is not meant to encourage people into hacking Facebook, but rather it is meant to educate the internet users to be aware of the common scams and frauds and stay away from them.Facebook is, undoubtedly the most popular social networking website with more than 500 million active users. Due to its popularity, many hackers (or should i say crackers?) are actively involved in hacking Facebook accounts of unsuspecting users. This article outline the many strategies that such hackers use to gain access to Facebook accounts of users each day and how you can stop them from hacking your account.

Here are some of the ways that your account can be hacked and can be prevented:

  • Email Address Hack: I have always been puzzled by Facebook’s leniency in this matter. All a hacker need to do is know your email address and he will be displayed a confirmation showing your name even if he enters the wrong password. How easily a hacker can then hack your Facebook account if he ‘guesses’ your password (if you use a weak password) or answer your security question! This is something I hope Facebook improves on quickly. Until Facebook does so, here are some tricks you can use to protect yourself from this Vulnerability.

How To Safeguard Your Email Address?Just Follow These Steps:-

1.Hide your Email address from everyone by going to edit Profile>Contact Information>Clicking on the icon beside your email      address>Checking ‘only me’.
2.Changing your primary email address to a one that is only known to you by going to Account setting>Email> and changing your   primary email to the new one (known only to you) and removing your previous email address.
3.For additional security, when in Account settings, check ‘secure browsing’ and ‘send me an email when a new computer or mobile device logs into this account’ and click Save.

  • Phishing: Phishing is one of the easiest way to trick users into giving out their login credentials. All a hacker does is setup a webpage similar in design to that of the Facebook homepage, attach a server sided script to track the username and password entered and store it in a log. Sending people emails stating that someone tagged a photo of them on Facebook in the same format as Facebook and giving a link below to the phishing website further reduces the chances of its being detected as a fake. Sometimes, spam Facebook apps, like those promising to tell who viewed your Facebook profile, automatically post links to phishing is creating Facebook look-a-like widgets for stealing user’s login credentials.

How To Prevent Yourself From Being Phished?

At all costs, avoid clicking on suspicious links. Moreover, always check the URL in the address bar before signing in. Avoid                       Logging in through various “Facebook Widgets” offered by websites and blogs. Instead, use Facebook’s homepage to sign in. Always try   to use Safe Search while searching. If you do manage to get phished, report the website so that others may get a warning before visiting it.

  • Keylogging Through Keyloggers: Keylogger is a type of computer virus that tracks key strokes. Keyloggers can be installed remotely on a computer system by a cracker to record all the activity that is going on the victim’s computer. Keylogging gets easier if the hacker has physical access to the victim’s computer.

How To Stop Keyloggers?

Install a good antivirus and update it frequently. Do not click on suspicious links and avoid downloading illegal software. Also avoid installing free toolbars and other such spam software. Always scan third-person’s flash and pen drive before using them on your computer.

  • Social Engineering: Social engineering involves using any trick to fool the user into making himself vulnerable to exploits. This could involve anything from sending spoof emails, pretending to be from Facebook, telling you to change your password to 123456789 or a hacker maliciously getting out the answer to your security question in a friendly chat or discussion.

How To Prevent Yourself From Being Socially engineered?

Stay aware during chats and discussions. Use a tough security question, preferably one whose answer you would never disclose to anyone. Moreover, Facebook, or any other company for that matter, will never ask you to change your password to 123456789 or do something as silly as asking you to send out your login details to prove that you are an active user. Always think before taking actions and your e-life on Facebook will be safe from hackers looking to hack Facebook accounts.

So by following simple step which i mentioned above, you keep your Facebook account safe from hacker.

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