If you want to make a cool prank, these are the 5 easiest ways to hack your friend’s Facebook account.
Facebook has become a social network that probably includes profiles from your 7-year-old cousin as well as your 70-year-old grandma. According to the statistics, Facebook currently has over 1.7 billion active users on a monthly basis. We doubt Mark Zuckerberg had this in mind when he created Facebook in his dorm room. With the growth of Facebook, grew the dependence of the users. Now, people have almost all their contacts stored on this social network as well as their pictures, videos, and messages. Because of this, Facebook accounts became a very desirable thing to hack.
Once you hack someone’s Facebook account, you have the power to do with it anything you wish: change it, deactivate it or mess with people’s lives. Facebook takes this issue very seriously, and they are continuously working on enhancing the security of accounts and the site itself. Despite this, there are some easy ways to hack a Facebook account. Unlike account, sites are overall difficult to hack, but if you are interested in that, check out our list of 7 easiest ways to deface or hack a website.
To find out the 5 easiest ways to hack your friend’s Facebook account, we checked various sites that contain some hacking instructions like Wonder How-To, and Tech Viral among others. After we had collected all the ways a Facebook account can be hacked, we picked 5 easiest ways to hack a friend’s account. Note that these ways may not work when hacking a stranger.
Although one of the oldest hacking methods, phishing remains popular today. The core of phishing method is creating a fake Facebook (or any other) page and tricking the user to try and login into it. After the login fails, the username or email and password are stored in a .txt file that a hacker can simply access to. So, the easiest way would be tricking your friend into logging in on your computer using already set up fake Facebook page. If you want to avoid being hacked like this, never use other devices to log in and don’t click on unknown links.
4. Social Engineering
Social engineering is a term used for a variety of methods that can be used to get access to confidential information. The key point here is being close to the person you want to hack, in this case, your friend. The first option of social engineering can include trying to get the key information about password by asking seemingly innocent questions like: “I’m not good at making up passwords, how did you come up with yours?” and similar. Also, since you know a lot of info about your friend, you can try and guess the password using the important information like friend’s mother’s name, favorite band or book, etc. This all can be a lot easier if you pay attention while your friend types in the password and remember a few of his strokes.
3. Password Reset
We entered the top 3 out of our 5 easiest ways to hack your friend’s Facebook account. This one is a bit longer, but can pay off. First, you need to find out your friend’s email address. If you don’t know it, it may be listed on the contact information at your friend’s profile page. Then you use the option “Forgot password” and type in the email address. The site will want to send you the password to the email address, but that is no good, so you should use the “No longer have the access” option. You will be asked a few questions that should be easy to answer if you are a friend with the person and voila. You will get to change the password and login 24h later.
2. Hacking with USB
This can be an easy hack if you manage to find the right program. There are lots of ways to make an auto-hacking USB, but you can also buy one that is already set up on the black market. When USB is plugged into your friend’s computer, it automatically searches through the browser history and collects any saved passwords. If you have luck, one of those will be a Facebook password.
The reason why Keylogging is on top of the 5 easiest ways to hack your friend’s Facebook account is its simplicity and danger. All you need to do is pick one of many Keylogger programs and install it on your friend’s computer when he is not looking. They keylogger program then records the keystrokes from the user and sends the results to a predetermined email address. This way you can extract the password following the pattern. Since keyloggers work in the background, they are hard to detect and here lies their danger.