A scary thing happened yesterday and I have to share it.
I received an email from Facebook telling me that someone (in a different location) was trying to log in as me. They didn’t know my password, of course, so they were attempting to set a new password.
In the email from Facebook, there is a link to report back to them that it wasn’t me, and I wasn’t changing anything. The reason it came to me is because the log in is with my email address (not hers). Phew.
I realized from this event, just how scary it was. Not only because I don’t want someone to hack in and take over my profile, but I control many pages and groups, not just for my businesses, but as the admin for many of my clients as well.
I’m grateful to Facebook for the quick alert, but I now think Facebook needs to make it more difficult for a stranger to just ask for a new password.
Now you may be wondering why this happened at all?
A client hired additional help for their social media pages and this new employee, who I had already made an admin on the Facebook company page, was looking for additional access, but I’m not sure why being the admin wasn’t enough. I alerted her right away to stop her attempts and why. It does bring up a very important issue. Just because someone says they can handle your social media accounts for you, doesn’t mean they know what they are doing!
Do you think our social profiles need more security?
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