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“How to change Facebook password” records over 10,000 average monthly searches in Nigeria

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With approximately 2.93 billion monthly active users as of the first quarter of 2022, Facebook is the most used online social network in the world. It has also become a huge destination for hackers to launch attacks. Users who do not often change their Facebook passwords risk being hacked.  

A check by TechEconomy on Google shows that the key phrase “how to change Facebook password” records over 10,000 average monthly searches in Nigeria. There are other related search phrases that also amount to the same number of searches. These figures indicate that Facebook users are constantly searching to see how to beef up their security online. 

​Updating and periodically changing your Facebook password ​makes it more complicated for any hacker who is trying to log in. Cybersecurity experts have always advised Facebook users to change their passwords at intervals. 

In January 2022, it was reported that the private and personal information of over 1.5 billion Facebook users was allegedly being sold on a popular hacking-related forum. The exposure of this data becomes a target for cybercriminals globally. 

​Any hacker with the right tools can hack a Facebook account, but it’s solely dependent on how secure the person makes, their account in the settings.

​Sometimes, it might just take ​just a few seconds ​to hack into someone’s account. A hacker might just pretend to be “Facebook Support” and get ​any user to give ​their​ password, or allow a remote session.

​Although Facebook has been providing updates to make the platform more ​secure, there are still plenty of users ​who do apply measures. They keep defaulting, using the same password for everything, and falling for obvious scams.

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If there were no​ security ​flaws​ on your end as a user, it will​ take forever, for hackers to break into your Facebook account.​ But when you default by giving away too much information, you are open to being hacked.

Jay​ ​McQuiggan who leads security awareness at KnowBe4,​ noted ​”the most dangerous information that you can put out there relates to password reset questions​.​ So things like mother’s maiden name, schools, street, etc.

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“Also, it’s essential to realize that information that people post may target those around them.​ ​So parents posting excessive information about their children can be used against their children as opposed to the parents.”

He said: “Any information publicly posted can be used by criminals.

“Even seemingly trivial information can be put together to build a better picture of the victim.”

How ​To ​Reset ​Y​our Facebook ​Password ​On ​A computer 

Once logged in, click the dropdown tab icon in the top right corner

Click “Settings” from the “Settings & Privacy” tab

Select “Security and Login” 

Select “Edit” next to “change password” 

Type your current password followed by your new password 

Select “Save Changes”

How to ​R​eset ​Y​our Facebook ​P​assword ​On Facebook iOS ​App

Open the Facebook app and tap the icon displaying three stacked horizontal lines in the bottom right 

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Tap the settings tab and choose “Settings & privacy” 

Select “Security and Login” then select “Change password.” 

Enter your current password, then enter your new password twice 

Tap “Save changes” 

How ​T​o ​R​eset ​Y​our Facebook ​P​assword ​O​n​ ​Facebook Android ​A​pp 

Open the Facebook Android app and tap the icon displaying three stacked horizontal lines in the top right corner

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Tap the settings tab and choose “Settings & Privacy”

Select “Security and Login” then select “Change password.” 

Enter your current password, then enter your new password twice 

Tap “Save changes” 

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