Did your grandpa just post or shared a Facebook link including shocking or unexpected images or details? Isn’t it sensing surprising or indigestible? Be careful! The chances that he is your grandpa who has posted the link are less. Yep! The probabilities that ‘it can be the online attacker who has hacked his Facebook account’ are more. The rapidly increasing cases of such doings have become common and you must stay out of their reach. Considering this, Norton Support experts who are really concerned about the safety of digital world are here to help you.
In order to develop a sense of differentiating between a Facebook friend & hacker, you don’t have to take any kind of tension. The only thing you need to do is follow the essential tips by Norton Technical Support engineers.
Tips to Aid You in Differentiating between Foe & Facebook Friend
Your sense of distinguishing between a friend and enemy matters a lot. It is beneficial to not just you but your friends and family members as well. So, let’s start with making it more and more strong with the helpful instructions by the experienced Norton 360 Support technicians.
Is the Post or Link stand out of the nature/ character of the one posting it?
Calm down and think – the people on whose behalf the post is made really own that nature. You’ll get the answer on your own. For instance – we can confidently say that the grandfathers typically have no wish to send such links to their family members and friends. So, it is understandable that someone else is accessing and using his account. As per the Norton Customer Support mavens – this type of false link from his account will probably direct you to a phishing site.
Are the language/ words used in the post sounds normal?
As he is your grandpa, you must be familiar with the words he usually makes use of. Moreover, you must have a clear idea of ‘in which language he loves to share or post on Facebook?’ Having advantages of the wide global reach that the Internet offers, hackers from anywhere can try to hack your Facebook Account. The good thing is that if the hackers are not from the country in which their victim resides, they may be unable to imitate the expressions or nature of the user whose Facebook account they have hacked. For more details, connect to the Norton Antivirus Support Executives.
Aren’t the comments including wishes appear too much alluring?
Norton Technical Support experts have explained this point by taking an example –
You received a post – “Your Pics Are Not Just Nice but The Best & None of The Other in Entire Group Is Looking as Pretty as You Are”. I and even the experts are sure that it is just a piece of cake that if taken can spoil your whole Facebook experience. So, instead of getting allured there is a need to have a personal conversation (not using Facebook) with the grandfather. If the grandpa accepts that he is not the one who has commented on your pic, take the precautionary initiatives by consulting the Norton Antivirus Support techies.
Does the link in the shared post ask for personal information or money?
The cases where the online attackers hack the Facebook account and then use this compromised account to entice the people connecting to it, are on the hike. The hackers do it by making posts that ‘I have lost in an outside country and need money to come back & survive’. Thinking it a situation of urgency and having the desire to help a friend, people immediately get ready to pay the money without thinking about anything. So, avoid being so quick and before making such helpful attempts, think as many times as possible. Norton Customer Support experts recommend to never make the payments.
Now, a question arises: ‘What if your close friend is really in need?’ Call the friend from whose account you have received the post and check if the story is true. However, if the friend’s number is not available, then his family members can provide you with a clear view. And if you are unable to get the details even from the family or relatives, then try out the ultimate trick. The tip where the Norton Antivirus Support experts suggest you to judge the person on the other side by asking him the question whose answer is available with your friend only.
Is the Post On your Facebook Wall Available On your Friend’s Wall As well?
In case you come across an odd comment or post on your wall, be quick and check if the same is available on some of your friends’ Facebook wall. Most of the hackers made attempts to spread the virus in this way. Accessing the account of an individual, the attackers will try to control the accounts of all the people connected to the victim’s Facebook. According to Norton 360 Support professionals, the most preferred way that the hackers use here is posting the same phishing link or scam to the wall of all the individuals who are in contact of the victim.
So, be cautious and in future whenever you come across a post like “I received a free iPhone & you can also have the same benefit just by clicking the link below”. Think deeply and don’t click any link. For more detailed statistics, reach the Norton Technical support experts anytime whenever you are in need. The easiest way to contact these reliable professionals is talking to them through the toll-free Norton 360 Support helpline number – 1800 83 24 24.