Receive Notifications If Someone Else Logs Into Your Facebook Account

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Facebook’s popularity makes it a prime target for hackers, phishers and other malicious users who try to steal your login information, invade your privacy or do other malicious things with your account.

Many Facebook users do not know that Facebook has an option to notify account owners about logins from other computer systems and mobile devices.

While this does not prevent the other user from logging in it gives the actual account owner information at hand to react immediately to prevent further damages.

Every Facebook user can configure the account to include that notification of unauthorized access.

Here is how you can configure your account. Open the Facebook homepage and log into your account. Click the Account link in the upper right corner of the screen and then account settings in the context menu.

This opens the My Account configuration menu. Locate the Account Security setting under the settings tab.

facebook account

Click on the change link on the right of Account Security to display the options directly on the same page. The setting reads:

To help keep your Facebook account as safe as possible, we can notify you when your account is accessed from a computer or mobile device that you haven’t used before.

The default value is set to no. Select yes and submit to activate the notifications.

facebook account security

Make sure to log out and in again as you are asked to register the current computer system with Facebook on the next login to the social network.

Please take a moment to register this computer by choosing a name you’ll remember later. You’ll receive a notification confirming that you registered and logged in from here. Please note that if you clear your cookies you may need to reregister this computer.

facebook register computer

It is suggested to select Don’t ask me again from this computer if the computer is not a public computer (e.g. library or school).

You will receive email notifications whenever a user logs into your Facebook account from a non-registered computer or from a computer where the don’t ask me again checkbox was not checked. (via Troublefixers)

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