It is a known fact that Facebook users often complain of the lack of cyber-security for the world's most popular social networking Web site. The possibility of a cyber-threat became all the more real when a video, purportedly from hacktivist group Anonymous, said they would target Facebook, as part of their protests against the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA). Fortunately, the video was disowned by Anonymous and the threat of the attack has, for now, been dismissed.
However, just in case such threats do rear their heads again and protecting information on your profile becomes paramount, here are a few suggestions.
You can keep a copy of your profile information on your computer. Here is what you need to do...
Step 1: While in Facebook, go to your profile’s Account Settings, which is located next to the Home link at the top right corner of the screen.
Step 2: After entering the “Account Settings,” you will find a link below called Download a Copy, as shown in the photographs below. Click on that link.
Step 3: Next, click on Start My Archive. In a short while, you will receive an e-mail from Facebook when the archive is ready for download.
Step 4: After receiving the e-mail, Facebook will ask you to re-type your password; as a security precaution, to confirm the identity of the downloader.
Step 5: Finally, just press on “Download Archive”.
Once your Facebook account has been backed up, you are now safe from hackers.