These days cybercriminals (most commonly known as hackers) are so smart that they can steal your username account and password and the sad thing about it is that, you never get to know about it, as they keep on logging in to your account from other computers without your knowledge and peek into your account without your permission.
Good thing Facebook Team comes with a brilliant idea in order to get rid of worry that whether some one else is using your Facebook account, you should better enable the security option in Facebook which allows you to register your computers and mobile phone from where you access your Facebook account.
So, if any one else login to your account from some other computer other than the registered one or from some other mobile phone other than your registered mobile phone you will get notified via email and SMS.
Follow the steps below on how to get notified via SMS and email when someone access your Facebook account
1. Login to Facebook in any Internet browser.
2. After you have successfully log in. Perform the steps below
A. Click Account button at the top right corner (drop down menu appears)
B. Click Account Settings
3. After you have clicked Account Settings, the “My Account” page will load. After it has fully loaded, (under Settings tab) scroll down to the bottom of the page and look for Account Security, then click change (image below will appear)
Facebook will ask you “Would you like to receive notifications for logins from new devices?”. Select Yes and click Submit. In order for this setting to work you need to logout from facebook.
4. Login to Facebook again. After you have logged in a page similar to the image below will appear. It will ask you to name your device.
A. Enter the name of your device.
B. Check the Don’t ask me again from this computer
C. Click Continue
After you hit the continue button, it will then redirect you to your facebook News Feed page, and then you’ll receive an email from facebook or an SMS if you have subscribe in Facebook mobile notifying you that a new device has been added to your facebook account.
Note: In order for facebook to remember your computer, it installs a cookie on your computer, and if you ever clear or delete your cookies, cache or temporary files the next time you login to facebook it will ask again your Computer name.
That’s all about it. Simple yet effective way to secure your facebook account. Now when someone else login to your account, you will get notified via email and via SMS also if you are subscribed for it.