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    • milliemonster
    • By milliemonster 9th Oct 16, 8:41 AM
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    milliemonster
    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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    • John Gray
    • By John Gray 9th Oct 16, 6:15 PM
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    About as helpful as suggesting that someone with Windows problems should install Linux...
    • Fightsback
    • By Fightsback 9th Oct 16, 6:42 PM
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    Fightsback
    About as helpful as suggesting that someone with Windows problems should install Linux...
    Originally posted by John Gray
    John, it does actually solve a lot of them
    Science isn't exact, it's only confidence within limits.
    • John Gray
    • By John Gray 9th Oct 16, 8:14 PM
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    John Gray
    Maybe - but it's off topic!
    • SnowTiger
    • By SnowTiger 9th Oct 16, 8:37 PM
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    SnowTiger
    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
    Originally posted by milliemonster
    There seems to be some confusion here. Earlier you wrote:

    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
    Originally posted by milliemonster
    • shaun from Africa
    • By shaun from Africa 9th Oct 16, 9:40 PM
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    Just get rid of Facebook!
    Originally posted by Blackbeard of Perranporth
    Why?
    There are hundreds of millions of people who use FB and I wouldn't be surprised to find that the majority do so without any problems at all.
    Provided that users do a bit of research about the security aspect of it before signing up and be careful with the amount of personal information that they give out, Facebook can be a very useful communications tool.

    Until a couple of years ago, I was one of the "Facebook, what use is it?" crowd but then I decided to give it a go.
    I was contacted by someone that I went to school with and whom I hadn't seen for close to 35 years and they sent me a link to a FB group whose members all went to the same school as me at the time I was there.
    Since then I've met up with a few of them, something that it's extremely unlikely would have happened if one of them hadn't decided to look on Facebook for people they used to know.
    Last edited by shaun from Africa; 09-10-2016 at 10:45 PM. Reason: Spelling
    • takman
    • By takman 9th Oct 16, 9:46 PM
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    It will definitely be something to do with an app that he has given permission to post on his account by clicking on links on Facebook. You need to go on the account and remove any apps he has given permission too.

    It's definitely not hacking, do you really think people who can hack into Facebook accounts would just target one account to post porn on his account. Far too often people blame the result of poor online security awareness on "hacking".
    • Judi
    • By Judi 10th Oct 16, 7:17 AM
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    I would and do often.

    Change email addresses and passwords on a regular basis. Use aliases from his main email account.

    Delete and block apps he doesn't use.

    End open sessions on a regular basis.
    'Holy crap on a cracker!'
    • usefulmale
    • By usefulmale 10th Oct 16, 8:06 AM
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    Why?
    There are hundreds of millions of people who use FB and I wouldn't be surprised to find that the majority do so without any problems at all.
    Provided that users do a bit of research about the security aspect of it before signing up and be careful with the amount of personal information that they give out, Facebook can be a very useful communications tool.

    Until a couple of years ago, I was one of the "Facebook, what use is it?" crowd but then I decided to give it a go.
    I was contacted by someone that I went to school with and whom I hadn't seen for close to 35 years and they sent me a link to a FB group whose members all went to the same school as me at the time I was there.
    Since then I've met up with a few of them, something that it's extremely unlikely would have happened if one of them hadn't decided to look on Facebook for people they used to know.
    Originally posted by shaun from Africa
    You seem to have managed for 35 years without these people in your life. Leave the past where it belongs and concentrate on today and tomorrow. After all, these are the only times you can change or influence.
    Originally Posted by MSE Forum Team
    We’ve had to remove your signature because what you wrote was true and sensible and there's no room for that here.
    • takman
    • By takman 10th Oct 16, 8:28 AM
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    I would and do often.

    Change email addresses and passwords on a regular basis. Use aliases from his main email account.

    Delete and block apps he doesn't use.

    End open sessions on a regular basis.
    Originally posted by Judi
    Don't forget to enable two factors authentication, that means even someone knows your password they can't log in from a device you havnt used before!.
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