Hacking is illegal. Even if you’re just gaining illegal access to someone’s Facebook account, you should know that it’s still an infringement on personal privacy. It should be avoided.
However, if for whatever reason you find yourself needing to access another person’s Facebook account, there are actually a lot of ways you can go about doing it. The most popular way by far is stealing the account password.
Here’s how to get anyone’s Facebook password using just 6 easy tricks.
1. Use a keylogger.
A keystroke logger or keylogger is simply a surveillance tool. It works by recording all the keystrokes ever done on the intended victim’s computer. The data is then sent to another destination that the hacker has access to. Once the data is available, the hacker just goes through it to find the emails and passwords he needs to access the victim’s accounts.
There are two types of keyloggers available: software and hardware. Software-based keyloggers are installed into targeted computers. The hardware version, meanwhile, requires a device to be attached externally to the computer, usually through the cable connector. Any of the two may allow access from a remote location depending on how they are configured.
If you’re worried about being a victim of keylogging, the best way to thwart hacking efforts using this method is to install a firewall. The firewall will detect the keystroke software and alert you and ask for your permission every time info is being sent from your computer to a third-party location.
2. Do a manual search.
People can be very insecure when it comes to privacy. Some even go as far as changing passwords every week or so. Ironically, the same people often need to write the passwords down somewhere so they don’t forget it. Because of this, there’s a very good chance that passwords and other log in info are stored in Word documents or even just notepads and saved in the computers themselves. If you have access to the intended victim’s computer, check for files or folders labeled “Password” or “Info” or anything similar. And here’s a tip: if you do find a folder with passwords but none of them specifically say that it’s for the Facebook account, try them anyway. People often choose to reuse passwords instead of making up (and having to remember) new ones.
3. Hover when they type the password in.
Well that sounds easy enough, right? That’s about as straightforward as how to hack a Facebook account can get. Just watch closely while they type it in.
4. Get them to log in using your computer or mobile device.
And then hope they forget to log out. You won’t even need to get their password anymore if that happens. Of course, the chances are slim that it will but you never know, right?
This should be the right time to remind you then that if you’re the one that’s prone to using another person’s computer or mobile device, always log out! Actually, even if you’re using your own gadgets, you should make a habit of logging out of accounts when you’re not actively using them. You never know when someone might access your device and the last thing you want or need is to have all your accounts up and ready to be accessed by anyone with hardly any trouble at all.
5. Use your powers of deduction.
In other words, guess what the password is. Like already mentioned, many people choose to reuse passwords over creating different ones for different accounts. So if you already know the victim’s password to any other of his accounts, try it on his Facebook and it might just work. If it doesn’t, try variations of the same.
If that doesn’t work, then try the usual suspects:
• meaningful words like names (his or any other family member or significant other)
• dates (birthdays, anniversaries and what-not)
• pet’s name
• favorites (celebrity, movie, color, band, etc.)
If all that fails, try the most commonly used passwords on the internet:
• password (and its many iterations)
Just don’t forget to mix them up. After all, many sites require passwords to be alphanumeric. So don’t hesitate to add numbers or special characters at the end of the words. You can also try changing some of the letters into numbers.
On that note, if you want to ensure your accounts are protected from this, the following tips should help.
• Use different passwords for different accounts. It may be tedious and troublesome but it makes it harder for people to guess your passwords and hack into your accounts.
• Pick a unique password. Any of those above are easy to guess. So much so that a yearly list is compiled and made available on the internet based on popularity. Don’t make it easy on hackers. Use a password that combines letters, numbers and special characters in random order.
• Change your password periodically. If you suspect someone may have gotten your password to any of your accounts, change it immediately. Make a habit of changing passwords even if you don’t think they’re compromised.
6. Ask for it.
Better than hovering and less time-consuming than guessing, asking for the password is as straight as they come. If your friend trusts you enough, he’ll give it to you. If not, we advice respecting their privacy. Or just using the other steps already listed above.
Again, hacking into another person’s Facebook account is a violation of their privacy rights. Make sure you are aware of the consequences of your actions before you even attempt it.