valuable lesson

I want to share a valuable lesson that I learned over the Christmas period.

On Boxing Day, one of my ad accounts got hacked, and they spent money promoting a pornographic website. Obviously, I didn't do it, it was somewhere overseas, they managed to log in and run ads through my account.

I have the tightest securities on my ad accounts, but what I didn't have set up was ensuring that other people who have access to the ad accounts did too, and that's how the hackers got in.

Whether you have an ad account, or just general Facebook page, or a profile, I highly recommend that everyone sets up the two-factor authentication linked to their account.

What that means, that if someone logs in that's not from a regular place that you log in from, like your mobile phone or your computer at home, if someone else logs in, you get a text message with a code and that person can't log in to your Facebook account and access EVERYTHING without having this SMS code.

Learn from my mistake, and set up two-factor authentication with your Facebook account today.

To turn on or manage two-factor authentication:

1. Go to your Security and Login Settings by clicking in the top-right corner of Facebook and clicking Settings > Security and Login.
2. Scroll down to Use two-factor authentication and click Edit.
3. Choose the authentication method you want to add and follow the on-screen instructions.
4. Click Enable once you've selected and turned on an authentication method.

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