Here’s How to Hack Any Facebook Account:
The attacker first needs to click on the "Forgot account?" link on the Facebook.com homepage. Now, when asked for a phone number or email address linked to the target account, the hacker needs to provide the legitimate phone number.
The attacker then diverts the SMS containing a one-time passcode (OTP) to their own computer or phone, and can login to the target’s Facebook account.
You can watch the video demonstration that shows the hack in action.
Besides Facebook, researchers’ work shows that any service, including Gmail and Twitter, that uses SMS to verify its user accounts has left open doors for hackers to target its customers.
Although the network operators are unable to patch the hole sometime soon, there is little the smartphone users can do.
- Do not link your phone number to social media sites, rather rely solely on emails to recover your Facebook or other social media accounts.
- Use two-factor authentication that does not use SMS texts for receiving codes.
- Use communication apps that offer "end-to-end encryption" to encrypt your data before it leaves your smartphone over your phone's standard calling feature.