Facebook updated Checkpoint and Security Tips

Since last few weeks facebook become the red target for malicious spams and links. Most of the Facebook users easily provoke with the cozy messages of the spam links and often fall in the traps. After a limit of malicious Facebook apps like Facebook Chat malware, third party Facebook malware, Auto link sharer malware , Justin Bieber malware app, Funny as hell Facebook trojan and other wares, Facebook today launched a checkpoint having handsome collection of security tips for users.

Security Tips from Facebook

Facebook today updated in its Help Center that

What you should do to keep your Facebook account secure?

  • Think before you click. Never click suspicious links — even if they come from a friend or a company you know. This includes links sent on Facebook (ex: in a chat or wall post) and links sent in emails. If one of your friends clicks on spam by accident, that link might be sent to all of their Facebook friends. Remember to never re-enter your Facebook password or download something (e.g., a “.exe” file) if you aren’t sure what it is. Learn more about recognizing suspicious links and suspicious emails.
  • If you don’t know what it is, don’t paste it into your internet address bar. Pasting unfamiliar text into your address bar could result in events and pages being created from your account or other spammy actions. Learn more about malicious script scams.
  • Update your browser (ex: Internet Explorer). Current versions of Firefox and Internet Explorer have built in security protection, like warning you if you navigate to a suspected phishing site. Facebook supports:
  • Log in at www.facebook.com. Sometimes scammers will set up a fake page to look like a Facebook login page, hoping to get you to enter your email address and password. Make sure you check the page’s URL (web address) before you enter your login information. When in doubt, you can always type “facebook.com” into your browser to get back to the real Facebook site.
  • Pick a unique, strong password. Use combinations of at least six letters, numbers and punctuation marks; don’t use words that can be found in the dictionary. You can reset your password here or by going to your Account Settings page, located in the Account drop-down menu at the top of every Facebook page.
  • Run anti-virus software to protect yourself from viruses and malware. You can learn more and download this software for free here:

For more information about protecting your account, please visit the Security section of our Help Center.

Honey Singh

Honey is a web evangelist having work experience in Social Technologies, Blogging, Web-Development and UI Designis. Honey commonly blog on Honeytechblog and popularly known as "honeytech".

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48 Responses

  1. Facebook updated Checkpoint and Security Tips http://bit.ly/kvI6f0

  2. Jai Singh says:

    Facebook updated Checkpoint and Security Tips http://bit.ly/kvI6f0

  3. CallCentres says:

    It’s really the best strategy to protect our Facebook account from external behavior.

  4. sudipta says:

    when i give my id & password then these come……………………

    ( Please complete a security check
    Security checks help keep Facebook trustworthy and free of spam.
    Confirm your account using your phone

    In order to confirm that you own this account, we need to send a security code to your phone (using an SMS).

    Select which number you would like us to send the code to.

    Already have a code?

    Send a text message to:

    8801722843148
    8801753555599

    Loading…
    Why am I seeing this? )

    then when i select my number & press continue then come this……..

    (A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the script now, or you can continue to see if the script will complete.

    Script: https://s-static.ak.facebook.com/rsrc.php/v1/yM/r/q7r8uOrRxLB.js:14
    don’t ask me again

    continue stop sctipt )

    if i press continue den it comes again & again if stop script then loading stop…. im trying to open my account for 3 days… why this happen i dntknw… :-(…
    how could i open my account

  5. robert w verbeek says:

    on 11/01 my X girl friend Kimberly Williams Holcomb got in to my facebook page & did bad things to it,its all messed up,so Im told,now I cannt get in to it,to fix it,I called the PD in Valentine,NE.they want to talk to you,how do they do that?He said He will talk to Kimberly Williams Homcomb & tell Her to Stop. How do I stop her from Her harrasment or can you?I want my page back & Her out of my life,She also been saying bad things(in my name)to my new girl friend(Lindy Holley)She also is Harrasing Her as well! on my facebook page Please get back to me Thank you

  6. Jagalz says:

    i have the same problem from 1 week and i need to log to my facebook account and i cant… seems the facebook going for a bad way and they r loosing many customers cuz they have a bad fkng services…. thanks all and i dont want to use facebook anymore

  7. Zahura Yeasmin(Misty) says:

    when i give my id & password then these come……………………

    ( Please complete a security check
    Security checks help keep Facebook trustworthy and free of spam.
    Confirm your account using your phone

    In order to confirm that you own this account, we need to send a security code to your phone (using an SMS).

    Select which number you would like us to send the code to.

    Already have a code?

    Send a text message to:

    8801722843148
    8801753555599

    Loading…
    Why am I seeing this? )

    then when i select my number & press continue then come this……..

    (A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the script now, or you can continue to see if the script will complete.

    Script: https://s-static.ak.facebook.com/rsrc.php/v1/yM/r/q7r8uOrRxLB.js:14
    don’t ask me again

    continue stop sctipt )

    if i press continue den it comes again & again if stop script then loading stop…. im trying to open my account for 3 days… why this happen i dntknw… 🙁 …
    how could i open my account

  8. Sayed says:

    ”checkpoint”I don’t have my old number anymore and facebook asks me for verify my account by code that they sent to me on this number but I can’t now I want to verify my account by my new number and number is already on mobile information,,what shall i do

  9. John Bullard says:

    When I try to login to facebook the keep your account free of spam comes up everytime. Making me download the mcafee. What once isn’t enough?

  10. Dirk says:

    The checkpoint refuses one entry to facebook who wants to first send me a sms from america to south africa to a mobile number that doesn’t exist anymore.
    Is there any way to contact facebook because they are not getting back to me?
    a schwak

  11. enamul says:

    Security checks help keep Facebook trustworthy and free of spam.

  12. Ampady says:

    Im also Faing the Same problem…. Wat to do nw,..??

    wen i enter my id and passwrd the page showing that

    Please complete a security check
    Security checks help keep Facebook trustworthy and free of spam.
    Enter confirmation code

    A code was sent to your following number: 918891722740

    Once you’ve received your confirmation code, please enter it below. This will help confirm your account ownership.

    But this is my old sim. and i lost it.! Wat to do pls help.. 🙁

  13. Ampady says:

    Im also Facing the Same problem…. Wat to do nw,..??

    wen i enter my id and passwrd the page showing that

    Please complete a security check
    Security checks help keep Facebook trustworthy and free of spam.
    Enter confirmation code

    A code was sent to your following number: 918891722740

    Once you’ve received your confirmation code, please enter it below. This will help confirm your account ownership.

    But this is my old sim. and i lost it.! Wat to do pls help.. 🙁

  14. NZW says:

    How do i get past the Facebook security checkpoint?! When i typed in my mobile number, i didnt recieve the code that they were referring to in my mobile…what should i do? 🙁

  15. ashraf says:

    i have the same problem , i cant recieved any cod in my mobile realy i don t knew how to dooo plz help me ..

  16. TickedAtFB says:

    Facebook is so messed up, I recently joined and they push you to find friends, so I did, and as soon as I pressed add friend on of the people they suggested, BAM! Checkpoint! I don’t have a cellphone and I don’t want them selling my house phone so a few days later I used my business email and made another account since I couldnt get past the stupid checkpoint. And sure enough as soon as I added one of their suggested friends, the list on the right of your profile, checkpointed again! Why does Facebook suggest friends if it’s going to lock you out of your account?

  17. edgarferrer says:

    No puedo entrar en mi faceboock me sale temporar mente suspendido que hago

  18. Brajasundar Das says:

    I have some problem in my account for security chek . I lost my confirmation code. please send me in bellow mobile no my account confirm code and security code. my mob no – +919663552388. your faithfully, Brajasundar Das

  19. matt okeefe says:

    Facebook will not let me log in now, without sending them my mobile number, then receiving a security code. Problem is, they want to charge me monthly for this service! I thought Facebook was always free? What happened? This is not spam, it comes from their site, https://www.facebook.com/checkpoint/. Any ideas how to get around this?

  20. tabrej says:

    my face is block from two days i am not receving the Security Code in my phone to verified could you please sent the Security Code to my cell no asap . my contact no 0966 558226214 not received my confirmation code

  21. Zi says:

    I’ve been having the same problem, I was just adding friens that I may know, and all of a sudden it just locked me out of my account, and goes to the checkpoint page, whoever’s in charge of fadebook, please unlock my account, or tell me how to unlock it and get past this, my email is [email protected].

  22. Zi says:

    *Friends.* *Facebook.*

  23. joan says:

    when i logged in to facebook i always get this information …..”’Thanks for providing this information. You should receive an email from us soon. In the meantime, we appreciate your patience.””

    and its been a week but until now i cant get in to facebook.i didnt even send spam messages or videos..

  24. Shantnu says:

    I hv a problem when i log in it show remote server or file not found…….plz help me me email address is [email protected]

  25. AARYAN says:

    FACEBOOK NOTHIING FAKEBOOK

  26. rehan khan says:

    plz give my confermation code plz send me

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