Unfortunately, this scenario is a reality for all social media users – it doesn’t matter if your Twitter or Facebook account is hacked, but one person. I was on the verge of receiving hacked messages on my friends’ accounts. The message usually compliments me on a body part or asks me to click on a link to watch my video. Also, there are usually some errors in the message.
They are usually trusted friends and do not behave in this way so be very careful when receiving such a message. Many messages are linked to a virus or other malicious program that infects your computer, which logs into your account and sends junk messages to your friends and followers. If you stumble upon one of these links, pay attention to what the virus scan program tells you, especially if it warns you about site security.
If your Twitter account has been hacked:
1. To resolve the issue, visit the Twitter info page.
2. Get away from Twitter
3. Clear your browser cache (your browser history and cookies and personal information) and close your browser.
For Internet Explorer: Tools – go to Internet Options and click the “Delete” button below Browsing History. Check all boxes (except for these private filtering information) and click the “Delete” button.
For Firefox: Go to Tools – Clear Recent History, then click the down arrow next to “Details”, check all the boxes and select “All” from time to time.
4. Open a new browser window, log in to Twitter and change your password. You can also use the Twitter password reset feature.
5. Go to your settings page and check your connection. Deny access to third party applications that you do not recognize.
6. Send a request for assistance to let them know that you have taken the necessary steps to recover your account and report directly. You can also enter information about any situation that you have not posted in the inquiry body.
7. Update passwords on third party applications. If a third party application (Facebook, Twitterrific, Twhirl, etc.) tries to use your old password to access your tweets, it will remove you from your account.
If your Facebook account has been hacked:
1. Check the Facebook info page to resolve the issue.
2. If you have access to your login email address, use the “Forgot Password” link to send a password from Facebook with a reset code. If you do not have access to your account, use the link above.
3. Remove your browser cache (your browser history and cookies and personal information) and close your browser as described above.
4. Your account could be a chip / hacker using a phishing website, court, or malware. To make sure everything is safe, please refer to the “Alerts” section on Facebook.
Be careful when using Twitter and Facebook. Trust your intellect, if something doesn’t look right or feels right, ignore it or click on it. Trying to recover a hacked account can save you hours or even headaches.
Today authors, mentors and educators use Facebook (FB) for personal and business purposes. Many authors open FB fan pages – when sending out new books. Stories come in the first category of authors on Amazon, including e-books, manager guides, and new issues in time management. Social media consultants can help authors design fan pages, marketing through FB ads, and listing techniques.
In general, I ask for strategies that authors can use to implement a social media plan for publishing books. Here are some of the ones I suggested:
1. Before publishing the book, contact your personal and professional Facebook contacts with a personal message via Facebook.
2. Do the same on LinkedIn, Plaxo, Twitter and other social networking sites.
3. Use your Facebook code via OnlyWire or Ping.fm to show people what happened during and after the workday, including links to radio shows, popular print and TV shows. Using clip-on services like OnlyWire can help you build more links to your fan page and then build bigger views of your online growth.
When you publish a book, this simple trick will help you build a large “friends” list on Facebook. Here are some of the things you can do to make your book a success. Believe it or not, the basic premise is that the plan works, despite its simplicity.