My facebook account got hacked.

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  1. luka82

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    LOL, I mean wtf?
    I tried logging in and fb said that I logged in from an unusual location. Then showed Baltimore on a map, in the States. Then I had to change my password and all that shit, I had like 6 bloody steps to take.
    This is the second time this has happened to me, LOL. First time was in April or something, when I tried to log in from DC!???? Sick.
    Has this happened to anyone of you guys? Never happened to me on any other site? Is fb playing tricks?
     
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    It hasn't happened to me, but the same thing happened to my mom and sister multiple times. My mom told me she researched it and it's a facebook glitch. But this is just what I have been told, don't know for sure.
     
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    Well the first time it happened it was after I came back from Damascus, and I was like- Ok, maybe some American secret service is checking on me to see if I`m a potential suicide bomber, who knows. :tongue: It made sense to me back then. :confused:
    All in all, I don`t have much to hide. I was like, wtf? LOL
    it`s those six "easy" steps they make you go threw that are fucking annoying! Thanks Jacob, I believe it must be a glitch.
     
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    Yep...I even posted a thread about it HERE
    It isn't a glitch, just poorly written code, and a very unsecure site.

    You need a better password.

    Try something like Luka@82lpsg

    or 82lpsg@luka
    Or luk82@lpsg

    or something even more obscure like 82kul@gslp
    The password generators have more difficulties with special characters....for now...

    I urge all of my PC Clients to make up a sheet for passwords, and create special difficult passwords of combinations of numbers and letters, and a special character if the code will allow it.
    We're getting to a point where the password generators the hackers are using can easily crack simple passwords. That includes banking, credit cards, mortgage payments...you name it.
    And most importantly, Don't store it on your PC.
     
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    It's becoming an incredibly prevalent problem with FB. They're going to have to do something about it because it will seriously undermine their attempts to commercialise. In fact I'm shocked that they've allowed this to happen on such a wide scale. Mind you they've made a start by phasing out support for applications.
     
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    Do you think it may be profitable for them to "Sell" that information?
    Mabee it would mean less revenue for them. (Somebody has to pay for all that server space)

    Data mining is big these days, especially when it's personal information.
     
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    Thanks Rikt, you have been helpful as always!;)
     
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    Is your password "password"

    Some sites are making you put numbers and at least a capital letter in the password field.

    the best way is to use a word and break it up with numbers in the middle.

    Lon987don or better yet lon987doN.

    I have a system where I use a base password and change is slightly for every almost every site I use. Let's say I use an F (for financial) at the end if it's a banking password, and an e for emails. That's not what I do, but it's a similar method to what I do.

    so it would be lon987doNf for banking
    and lon987doNe for email (It would take About 2 thousand years for a desktop PC to crack your password)
    http://howsecureismypassword.net/
     
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    Well it`s always a combo of letters and numbers, Mem, usually random. So I believe it must have been a glitch. I honestly don`t believe it was hacked intentionally.
    EDIT-Rikt I remember your thread about it, but I thought it was about fb messanger solely.
     
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    it happened to me about two weeks ago. same deal, I had to change my password (not password either). Said I logged in from an unknown computer somewhere in Pennsylvania. Its been fine since then
     
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    I happened to my other half one time. I was online and noticed he was posting crap on everyone's profile yet I knew he was not online and watching TV. We logged him in, disabled his account, reactivated it then changed his password.
     
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