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    • milliemonster
    • By milliemonster 9th Oct 16, 8:41 AM
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    Banned from facebook
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    • 9th Oct 16, 8:41 AM
    Banned from facebook 9th Oct 16 at 8:41 AM
    My husband last week was banned from Facebook for 24hrs for posting porn, he hadn't , but we think his account was hacked and so he changed his password.

    It's happened again this morning, when he's logged on, a picture that's been posted overnight while he's been in bed, so they've now banned him for 3 days.

    Anyone got any ideas how we can stop this repeatedly happening?, I had presumed a simple password change would have sufficed
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    • Exemplar
    • By Exemplar 9th Oct 16, 9:20 AM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 9:20 AM
    I'd consider it a blessing. I left FB a year ago. Best thing ever. As for 'keeping in touch with far flung relatives' well we are an Apple family so I text or facetime family in Eire, NZ, USA.

    But if you are hell bent on staying you need to raise with mods. They will probably need you to scan and send a copy of a passport/ driving license etc.

    As for the hack? well it did not 'just happen'. Maybe you need to be looking at what is in the downloads folder? or ask why your OH keeps using 'in privacy' browsing! Or maybe he just clicked on an email he should not have.
    'Just because its on the internet don't believe it 100%'. Abraham Lincoln.
    • shaun from Africa
    • By shaun from Africa 9th Oct 16, 9:31 AM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 9:31 AM
    a picture that's been posted overnight while he's been in bed, so they've now banned him for 3 days.
    Originally posted by milliemonster
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/3743289/Zzz-mail-What-happens-when-sleepwalkers-go-online.html
    • tafelmoneysaver
    • By tafelmoneysaver 9th Oct 16, 9:59 AM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 9:59 AM
    To be a bit more helpful that other replies, it is good to see you've already changed your password.

    Next step will be to review and delete Facebook apps you may have given permission to access the profile (go to settings, then apps).

    Check the settings on this page too: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=timeline
    Last edited by tafelmoneysaver; 09-10-2016 at 10:01 AM. Reason: added timeline edit URL
    • glentoran99
    • By glentoran99 9th Oct 16, 10:08 AM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 10:08 AM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 10:08 AM
    tell him to stop clicking links in facebook, normally promising free vouchers or something
    • Sharon87
    • By Sharon87 9th Oct 16, 10:10 AM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 10:10 AM
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    I will definitely go into all the settings on Facebook (it's in Secrurity/where you're logged in) and review all and click 'end activity' for everything. You will have to log back in all devices you use. You can also get sent email alerts when a new login on a new device is registered.

    If none of that works it could be spyware on your computer or someone is being less than truthful!
    • milliemonster
    • By milliemonster 9th Oct 16, 10:12 AM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 10:12 AM
    Thanks for your replies, he doesn't sleepwalk, and we've been together over 20 years and have no secrets so....

    He doesn't even access fb through a computer just on his phone so not sure what's going on but will get to him try what you've suggested when he's home from work
    • shaun from Africa
    • By shaun from Africa 9th Oct 16, 10:16 AM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 10:16 AM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 10:16 AM
    Even though he only accesses the service through his phone, does he have a tablet, laptop or PC which has a facebook app on it even if he no longer uses it?
    If so, it's possible that it has a stored password or is permanently logged on and there is a security problem with that device.
    • milliemonster
    • By milliemonster 9th Oct 16, 10:19 AM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 10:19 AM
    We do have a laptop and I believe he is permanently logged in to facebook through that, he doesn't use a tablet and isn't using the laptop much at the moment as our daughter is using it for college (she has her own windows log in) so I'll tell him to check that too
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 9th Oct 16, 10:24 AM
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    "Come tomorrow and sort this hell hole out. Dinner and drinks, 4.pm,. Bring wine and caviar only."

    Heh, priceless
    • 20aday
    • By 20aday 9th Oct 16, 10:29 AM
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    It might be worth trying the following OP:

    Log into Facebook and click the Padlock at the right hand side (via a web browser).

    Choose Settings from the drop down menu and click on Security.

    At the very top you'll see log in alerts. Choose that option and you'll get an email from Facebook as/when someone uses a device/computer that hasn't been used for Facebook access before.
    It's not your credit score that counts, it's your account conduct and credit history.
    • Fightsback
    • By Fightsback 9th Oct 16, 11:27 AM
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    Using the same password for more than one different service ?

    You may have had another account or service hacked and like millions of others on the planet they think the same password for all accounts and services is good for convenience and security.
    Science isn't exact, it's only confidence within limits.
    • sillygoose
    • By sillygoose 9th Oct 16, 12:50 PM
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    To be a bit more helpful that other replies, it is good to see you've already changed your password.

    Next step will be to review and delete Facebook apps you may have given permission to access the profile (go to settings, then apps).

    Check the settings on this page too: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=timeline
    Originally posted by tafelmoneysaver
    This advice

    In fact if like me you just want to keep in touch with people, go into settings - apps - and turn off 'platform support' completely. Then in the next section 'apps others use' untick everything. You don't need any of it.

    I don't believe people's accounts are 'hacked' in 99.9% of cases, its these stupid apps, surveys and other nonsense people click on. They are designed to look innocent for a while then turn bad. They are not on your computer or device as such, they are 'using' your account because by allowing the app you gave a third party access to your account in effect.

    Current pet hate is the one that keeps auto-posting '3 years ago memories' Its not the account holder doing it so it doesn't mean anything, its jsut a random script!
    • Oblivion
    • By Oblivion 9th Oct 16, 1:11 PM
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    Reading stuff like this makes me so glad I never signed up for Farcebook and never will. I often wonder how much time people waste on this rubbish when they could be getting a real life.
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    • Jivesinger
    • By Jivesinger 9th Oct 16, 2:01 PM
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    I will definitely go into all the settings on Facebook (it's in Secrurity/where you're logged in) and review all and click 'end activity' for everything. You will have to log back in all devices you use. You can also get sent email alerts when a new login on a new device is registered.
    Originally posted by Sharon87
    Direct link on a computer to the current logged in sessions is here:
    https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=security&section=sessions

    Also disable apps from the FB account as mentioned.
    • Johnmcl7
    • By Johnmcl7 9th Oct 16, 2:11 PM
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    I'd agree with the recommendations above to check what apps have access to your account, it's also worth setting up login alerts anyway as it's useful to make sure someone isn't logging into your account.

    Be careful if friends post a vague or clickbait link that's a shortened one (something like http://goo.gl/) as that's often how these Facebook hijacks start or as someone else mentioned, fake vouchers such as 80% off Lidl or a free £100 voucher.

    John
    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 9th Oct 16, 2:15 PM
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    Direct link on a computer to the current logged in sessions is here:
    https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=security&section=sessions

    Also disable apps from the FB account as mentioned.
    Originally posted by Jivesinger
    Thanks for this link, I've just closed about a dozen old sessions on my account! I think they related to old phones, tablets etc.
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    • imho
    • By imho 9th Oct 16, 4:29 PM
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    Your daughter is using the laptop he was usually logged into FB all day. So did he uninstall his FB account on that laptop?
    I would scan every device FB is on with Malwarebytes
    • S0litaire
    • By S0litaire 9th Oct 16, 4:54 PM
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    also turn on "Login Approvals" & "Code generator"

    This will then either ask for a code from the facebook mobile app to log in with.
    Or send out a code via SMS
    every time someone tries to log in.
    Laters

    Sol

    "Have you found the secrets of the universe? Asked Zebade "I'm sure I left them here somewhere"
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 9th Oct 16, 6:06 PM
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    Just get rid of Facebook!
    No one dreams of escape
    From the aroma of a cheap jar of coffee
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