Those who use the public computer in a Cyber cafe or use a Wi-Fi network for internet connection to access Facebook account should be always careful about their Facebook account security.
The situation may be that you’ve forgot to log-out from Facebook after accessing from a shared computer. The person who uses that computer at the next time can easily get into your Facebook profile and access every thing he want. But in this case he will never successful to change your login password. So you can use remote log-out feature and prevent that person from accessing your Facebook account.
Another possible scenario is that you’ve used a shared device to log into your Facebook account. If someone can manage to get your Facebook profile login information, tracing cookies via some malicious add-ons e.g Firesheep, he can easily access your Facebook account without your consent. In this case, you should change your Facebook account password immediately.
Therefore, you should track your Facebook account’s access by setting up Facebook login email alerts so that you can take the necessary actions as soon as possible.
Related: Avoid Facebook Photo tagging.
Setup Facebook Login Email Alerts – Get notified when your Facebook account is accessed by somebody else
You can setup Facebook login email alerts to receive at your email address within a minute. Login to your Facebook account and go to Facebook Account Settings page. Under the “Settings” tab you can find “Set up login alerts”, select the check box “Send me an email”.
Facebook traces the IP address(es) of the computer or device from where it is use to accessed. If you use your office computer or mobile devices, Facebook records the frequently used IP addresses. Each time your Facebook account is logged in, it tries to matches the current IP address of the user with the earlier one.
Any time, if there is any mismatch or any suspicious activity is found with your account, you will be getting an email with Facebook login alerts at your email address. In such situation whenever you get an email alert, you should first change your account password.
The Facebook login email alerts looks like this:
You can notice that activating email alerts for your Facebook account will send you an email whenever it finds any mismatch with IP address. You should register your own home or office computer, mobile devices with Facebook to avoid the email alerts for your own access with Facebook.
You should be concerned about your Facebook account security and setup Facebook login alerts via email to your mobile device to be updated with your Facebook account security on the go.
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