Facebook account keeps getting hacked

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My account was getting hacked again an again, even after changing Facebook as well Gmail password again and again. What should I do?
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First of all When you change your Facebook Password you will be asked to log out from all other devices after changing the password, so do the same and log out from all other devices.
To protect your G-mail you need to activate 2 step verification method to secure your g-mail.

For tighten your Facebook security refer this page:

Introducing Login Approvals

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  • carlosdl
    Check your computer for malware.  If you are changing your passwords using an 'infected' computer, your attacker will get the new passwords too.
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  • simranmehra
    i changed the password from another device,still happening the same.
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  • Joeprior
    May be some one has installed keylogger in your system. Remove it from your system as soon as possible
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  • ToddN2000
    Sounds like a key logger or another device (smartphone) might have the virus as well. From a clean PC change your passwords, then run a virus scanner on the infected PC. Sometimes it's more effective to run in safe mode, but try the normal way first.
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  • simranmehra
    thank you for your suggestions,but as i checked there is no key logger installed in my system,and also if i am changing the password from another system,still the hacker is able to operate my fb account.
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  • TheRealRaven
    How do you know? What specific evidence do you have? What does Facebook Support tell you?

    Best answer possibly is "Don't use Facebook for anything important."
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  • ToddN2000
    How strong is your password? if it is a name and a date that mean something to you, those are easily cracked. You need to use mixed case, special symbols and basically do not use words found in a dictionary. It may be you are logging in using a Wi-Fi hot spot like at the local coffee shop. That is bad as well.
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  • simranmehra
    thank you all for your valuable time first of all.
    and i got to know that my account is getting hacked again and again because that person is sending messages and bad pictures to my friends through my id,and as soon as i deactivate it and try to delete my fb account,that hacker again re-activate it.
    and yes i do use strong password with mixed case.

    such strong hacking is that possible? because this is unbelievable.
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  • ToddN2000
    If that is the case then I'm still leaning on the fact it may be a key logger. What anti virus have you run to scan for it? Some are a lot better than others. Maybe we can recommend something better.
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  • carlosdl
    How about the network?  Is this a home computer connecting to a home wireless router?

    If the network is not correctly secured, you could be being spied.
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  • TheRealRaven
    The sending of messages using that account info isn't evidence of any account hacking. Messages are sent thousands of times every day using spoofing methods.

    Much more detail is needed to verify if any 'hacking' was involved.
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  • ToddN2000
    You mentioned they are using your ID. What ID is that, your Facebook id? I do not know if you can change that or have to set up a new account. How are your friends getting the objectionable pictures, via email or straight through Facebook? Where are they seeing your ID? I have gotten e-mails from friends that had a time I knew would never be valid, like 02:30. I just don't open those. I called them and they said they did not send it, so I know it was spoofed.
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  • carlosdl
    Raven, I believe simranmehra is talking about messages from his/her facebook account, not e-mail messages.
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  • simranmehra
    yes i am talking about facebook account and not e mails, everything is happening on facebook, one of my friend knew password of my accounts but as soon as it all started happening, i change password of all the accounts.
    and i used avast to detect if any virus or key logger is there in device,but no proof came out.
    and i am not using any wifi or router connection.
    instead i am using pendrive internet connection for home laptop.

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  • simranmehra
    so basically its all spoofing?
    what can i do to make sure,it wont happen again in future?
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  • carlosdl
    If they are using your facebook account, that is not spoofing. They have control of your account.

    Someone suggested enabling login approvals (see the Answer Wiki).  Can you try that?
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  • ToddN2000
    I was just thinking... have you set up a password recovery in case you forget it? Some times you can have a reset sent to a smartphone. Is it possible they set up their phone as the recovery and are getting your passwords sent to their device everytime you change it?
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  • TheRealRaven
    For non-techs, it's possibly easier to spoof Facebook messages than it is to spoof plain e-mail messages. Anyone can learn in a few minutes with just a bit of thought to prepare.
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  • simranmehra
    for recovery option ,its my own cell phone and email address.
    and Raven you mean someone spoofed my fb account?
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  • simranmehra
    carl i did 2 way enabling for gmail address, there is some improvement by doing that.
    that person have not login yet.
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  • TheRealRaven
    @simranmehra If your GMail account was accessible and you linked it with your Facebook account, there are a few possibilities.

    "Spoofing" Facebook messages has not historically required access to GMail nor Facebook. That's why it's known as "spoofing" rather than being actual messages sent via the Facebook account itself. "Spoofed" messages look like real messages until enough background learning shows how to tell them apart. No 'hacking' is needed.

    Of course, a compromised GMail account makes things worse.
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  • simranmehra
    thank you all of you above, for helping me out with this. all i need to know now that, i shall keep my g-mail safe,right?
    and how could i tighten the security of it.
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