Last week it was announced that around 50 million Facebook accounts could have had their information compromised following a cyberattack on the company. Facebook is still investigating this breach, and it’s possible that the number of affected accounts could be less than 50 million, but it could also be more. Facebook has already forced more than 90 million users to log out of their account as a precaution. There’s no way to know if you were one of the accounts that got hacked so it might be best to change your password just in case, and here’s how.
1. Log in to your Facebook account on your computer.
2. Towards the top of the page you’ll see some little icons that look like a bell, question mark, and a down arrow. Click on that little down arrow and select Settings.
3. On the Settings page you’ll see a list of different options on the left side of the page. Click on Security and Login
4. Under the Security and Login page there is a section named Login. From this section you should see the option to change your password by clicking on the Edit button. It will then ask you to enter your current password and the one you want to change it too. Once you’ve entered that information click Save Changes.
Depending on which type of device and version of the app you have, these directions may differ from yours. This is how I did it on my phone.
1. Open the Facebook app.
2. Towards the top of the app there are 3 horizontal lines, tap that icon.
3. Scroll down to the bottom of that page and select Settings and Privacy, then Settings.
4. Just like the computer instructions, tap on Security and Login, then Change Password.
5. Type in your current password and your new password, and tap Save Changes.
Again, depending on what device you’re using for mobile these instructions may be different. If you have any questions about changing your password, or need help changing it give us a call here at iCitizen and we can help you out.