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facebook help !!

 
 
Reply Mon 17 Sep, 2012 02:03 am
i have few questions for the computer geniuses out there

1- a friend of mine on facebook has for example 10 mutual friends, but when i open the mutual friends list, only five show, can he hide friends we have in common ?

2-how to remove timeline from facebook ?

3-does opening facebook in https:\ really prevent your account from being hacked ?

4-i gave a friend of mine my e-mail pass and facebook pass, so he can maximize the security on them, if i change the password of both accounts facebook and e-mail, can he still manage to open them ?

5-how to prevent your e-mail and facebook from beeing hacked ?

That would be it, thank you !
 
jespah
 
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Reply Mon 17 Sep, 2012 07:07 am
@war child,
1) Probably not; it's more likely that the friends are hiding the relationship somehow, or you may think they are mutual when it turns out they are not.
2) You can't. Everybody gets it.
3) No.
4) That was foolish. Never, ever give your password to anyone. Change your password immediately. That does not guarantee that he cannot get back in. He knows you and may have a good idea of the kinds of word/number combos you would use for passwords. He could also use a password sniffer in order to get in.
5) Don't give out your passwords. Change your passwords often, and make them hard to guess. Don't click on suspicious software or links you don't know about. Don't fill out jokey surveys or the like where your mother's maiden name (or other bits of data that are often used for "I forgot my password" situations), e. g. if someone passes around one of those "What's your porn star name?" jokes and it requires your mother's maiden name and the name of the school you went to when you were six years old, don't answer it and don't pass it along. Keep your anti-virus up to date as well.
oralloy
 
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Reply Mon 17 Sep, 2012 07:10 am
@war child,
war child wrote:
i have few questions for the computer geniuses out there

1- a friend of mine on facebook has for example 10 mutual friends, but when i open the mutual friends list, only five show, can he hide friends we have in common ?

2-how to remove timeline from facebook ?


I'm Facebook illiterate, but can help with 3 through 5.



war child wrote:
3-does opening facebook in https:\ really prevent your account from being hacked ?


If someone were in a position to view the stream of data between your computer and Facebook, then "https" would prevent them from viewing that data. Such data would include both your password, and any information that appears on the pages you are viewing.

That would probably not prevent hacking (which would almost certainly use other means), but it is still a good idea.



war child wrote:
4-i gave a friend of mine my e-mail pass and facebook pass, so he can maximize the security on them, if i change the password of both accounts facebook and e-mail, can he still manage to open them ?


It probably depends on how easily he can guess your new passwords. It might also depend on whether he has learned the "Forgot My Password" security question/answer that websites seem to always have.



war child wrote:
5-how to prevent your e-mail and facebook from beeing hacked ?


Use long and complicated passwords. And don't give them out to anyone.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 17 Sep, 2012 07:12 am
@jespah,
Not to mention giving out ones password and entry into ones Facebook account is an explicitly direct violation of Facebook's terms of service agreement:
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You will not share your password (or in the case of developers, your secret key), let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account.

https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms
There have been cases where Facebook found out about password sharing and thusly banned (closed) both parties' accounts involved.
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war child
 
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Reply Mon 17 Sep, 2012 08:09 am
thanx for the replies, just one more question, can you make a list on facebook, and put people on it to prevent them from seeing activities that friends which aren't on this list can ?
Reyn
 
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Reply Mon 17 Sep, 2012 11:04 am
@war child,
Yes, you can.
war child
 
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Reply Mon 17 Sep, 2012 01:53 pm
@Reyn,
thanx, appreciate it !
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war child
 
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Reply Mon 17 Sep, 2012 02:02 pm
@Reyn,
thanx for the help, appreciate it
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 17 Sep, 2012 02:23 pm
@war child,
war child wrote:

i have few questions for the computer geniuses out there

1- a friend of mine on facebook has for example 10 mutual friends, but when i open the mutual friends list, only five show, can he hide friends we have in common ?People can control who sees their info. For instance, many people restrict the viewing of their profiles, posts and other info to just friends. Some people have it set to friends of friends. In your example, some of your mutual friends have their privacy set to just friends, not friends of friends. That is why the discrepancy in count.

2-how to remove timeline from facebook ?There is no way to remove it. There are utilities that you can use to customize it. One of them is called Social Fixer. Do a Google search to find it.

3-does opening facebook in https:\ really prevent your account from being hacked ?No. As you said in the next question, you've given out your passwords to others. Therefor, it wouldn't matter if you opened it in https. Your Facebook account is still vulnerable until you change the password and stop giving it to others.

4-i gave a friend of mine my e-mail pass and facebook pass, so he can maximize the security on them, if i change the password of both accounts facebook and e-mail, can he still manage to open them ?You should not only change the passwords, but also change the answers to the security questions. If your friend knows the answers to the security questions, he can easily get the password reset by using those when he tells the site his password was changed without his authorization.

5-how to prevent your e-mail and facebook from beeing hacked ?
This is a good website to become familiar with. It keeps you up to date on Facebook vulnerabilities, scams, etc.

http://facecrooks.com/

That would be it, thank you !
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war child
 
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Reply Sat 29 Dec, 2012 09:23 am
6- can someone hack your facebook without hacking your email
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sat 29 Dec, 2012 12:14 pm
@war child,
war child,

As I suggested before, one of the best sources for answers to questions like yours is a website called Face Crooks. Spend some time reading through their articles.

http://facecrooks.com/

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Our mission is to monitor and chronicle the seedy, unsavory and silly side of social media. We provide current news, educational resources and alerts on social media privacy, safety and scams.
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