How to prevent unathourized access of Facebook Account

Facebook provides couple of features that helps users to prevent unauthorized access of their account. We have already seen about how to enable secure browsing in Facebook. And now let us see how to enable Facebook to send alert notification when your Facebook account is accessed from computer or mobile device that you haven’t used before.

Login to you Facebook Account and click arrow pointing downwards next Home option.

Facebook Account Settings

Select Account Settings from the displayed menu list. Click Security option and navigate to Login Notification options.

Facebook Security Settings

Now click the Edit link available for Login Notifications.

Facebook Login Noitifications

Now select method by which you want to receive the notification and click the Save Changes button. If you have selected Email as the method for the notification and if your account was accessed from different computer or device for the first time then you would receive an email alert from the Facebook team as shown below

A new device named “Ipad” logged into your Facebook account (Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 8:09am) from Bangalore, KA, IN (IP= (Note: This location is based on information from your ISP or wireless provider.)

This device has been added to your account.

Was this you? If so, you can disregard the rest of this email.

If this wasn’t you, please follow the link below to protect your Facebook account information:

To learn how login notifications like this one can help you to protect your account information, visit the Help Center:
Please note: Facebook will never request your login information through email.

The Facebook Team

In Category: Facebook

Ravi Shankar

A Software developer and blogger who is always looking to provide technical help to the wider community.

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