Facebook is the world’s top social media platform with over 1.5 billion users. Millions of daily active users login and interact with others on facebook. Some people use it for entertainment while some use it for business. But what if your facebook account gets in a dirty hand? Ever wondered how risky it can be.. So, you know the threats it can make to your privacy. In this article you will see the most common ways on how to hack facebook account. So, you can avoid the risk of getting hacked. This post is for ethical use only.
There’s different ways someone can hack your facebook account password.
- Hacking Facebook with Phishing
- How to Hack Facebook Account through Remote Administration Tools
- Gaining Access to Their Primary Email
- Hacking by Social Engineering Techniques
What is Phishing?
Phishing is a technique to retrieve sensitive user information like emails, passwords, credit card information, business sensitive information or any other confidential information used often for malicious reasons by disguising the user to be trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. It often directs users to enter personal information at a fake website which looks the same to the legit one. In this tutorial, you will see the how it works and what the different types of it.
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Difference between Phishing and Desktop Phishing
There’s two ways to executing phishing attacks. In simple, victim types the URL where our fake page is stored.. This make victim’s mind in doubt.
In desktop, victim types the original URL but our fake page shows up. He doesn’t have any idea about it. Because URL look same..
e.g: http://www.facebook.com/ will be same as it is.
So, how to hack a Facebook account password?
There are few techniques by which you can hack a facebook account but here the most easiest way we’ll discuss.
- Phisher Creator (To generate Fake page login page)
- Hosting (To host generated fake page). Either you can buy one or can use any of the free hosting like 110mb.com. But in free hosting, account might get suspended after few logins.
Steps to follow
- Download the phisher creator and open it to create the page.
- As you run it, you will see a screen like the shown below in the screenshot. Here type in the fields as shown below. After filling the all fields, hit the Create Phisher button.
- Once you hit the Create Phisher button, it will create a fake facebook index html page and fb_login.php file in the output folder.
- Now you need to upload these both files index.html and fb_login.php to the hosting account.
- After uploading the file, open the index.html file path. It will open up a page like same facebook page as you can see below.
- We are all done with the page setup. Now you just need to share the URL to target. Social engineering comes handy to trick them to open up the link. Once someone opens up the shared URL and enter their username and password. Their username and password will get stored in the log_file.txt. in your hosting.
How to Hack Facebook through Desktop Phishing?
In order to get started with Desktop phishing, we required to install Wamp Server on our machine. You can download it from google.
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Desktop Phishing Steps
- Once Wamp Server is installed, run and ‘start all services’.
- Now copy your generated fake page and paste it in the following directory on your machine.
- Next thing is to edit the hosts file of OS. This will make the URL to look same as the legit one as it’s typed.
- To edit the hosts file, open up the notepad ‘as administrator’. And go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc and choose hosts files. If nothing appeared in the folder, click on all files, where is txt.
- As it opens, make a lil change in hosts file. As we’re going to hack facebook account so now at the end of the text in hosts file, we enter as follow.
127.0.0.1 www.facebook.com127.0.0.1 facebook.com
- After changing it, simply SAVE. It will change the facebook domain IP to our local machine’s IP which is 127.0.0.1.
- Now whenever the target will visit the http://www.facebook.com/ he will see our generated fake page. And once they enter username and pass, it will get stored in the following directory.
C:\wamp\www\usernames or passwords
That’s all for now. Hope you will take care of these things next time when someone asks you to open up a URL.
Hack Facebook Account Passwords Remotely using RATs (Remote Administration Tools)
Hacking through a remote administration tool or keylogger is more powerful that gives ultimate advantages to the attacker with a full access to their device. The main hard part of hacking using RAT or keylogger is to install it in their device.
How does this work? Well, in this case you need to create a backdoor through any RAT you want to go with. There’s tons of remote administration tools for Windows & Android RATs as well. It totally depends on you which way you want to exploit the attack.
The generated backdoor can be binded with any app and can deliver to the victim through any medium like usb if having physical access to it or can send over internet.
Once the target installs the app in their system, backdoor gets installed in their system automatically. As soon as it gets installed in their machine, you get the complete control of the device where you can access their facebook account and perform other operations.
Hacking Facebook Account Using Primary Email Address
An alternate way to hack facebook account is through gaining access to the primary email address of the associated account. Once you gain access to their email, you can recover their password easily by requesting forgot password. Facebook sends link to reset the password to start using account.
Social Engineering or Guessing Passwords to Hack Facebook Password
For the ones who doesn’t know anything about hacking can try guessing the victim’s password. Social engineering is a way of retreiving information from the victim asking some tricky questions like their date of birth, place of birth, pet name or etc. Most of the time users use these sort of questions as their security questions on facebook. Mostly users don’t care about these things and share such information publically on their social profiles which is an open threat to their privacy.
In order to be on the safe side of any such hacks, make sure to use two step authentication for extra layer of security. These are the most commonly used ways on how to hack facebook account password. If you encounter an issue, feel free to write below.