What crosses your mind when you hear someone talking about hacking a Facebook account? A tech-savvy geek who has a doctorate in software engineering? Or a hooded online thug with a lethal digital arsenal ready to access anything in other people’s online world? The truth is, pretty much anyone can break into a Facebook account by using a few simple methods.
However, this information is not for those who want to satisfy their hacking curiosity, but rather for someone in dire need. For example, a parent who is worried about who their child is talking to on Facebook close person who hides their problems.
There are numerous ways to hack Facebook Messenger conversations. The ones below are the easiest methods to monitor activity of your kids. However, note that you need to have a good excuse to monitor someone’s social media account without permission.
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1. Using a Monitoring App
If you are looking for how to monitor a Facebook account in a minute without the minesweeper-level strategy, this is for you.
One way of doing so is by using a monitoring tool, such as mSpy. Here is how you can view data from someone’s Facebook account with the help of the app:
- Sign up – Visit a developer’s website to create an account. Follow the company’s signup instructions and give the correct information to complete the registration process.
- Log in to your account – After completing the process, you need to sign in to your account and then fill in all the details of the device you want to track.
- Install the application – After you have supplied the details of the mobile or fixed device you wish to track, you need to download the app on it. Usually, such apps work well both on iOS and Android.
- Start monitoring – After installing the application, you will need to tap on the “Start monitoring/tracking” option. With your chosen application working secretly in the background, you can monitor everything a person does on their Facebook account.
Pros of this method:
- Doesn’t require any technical skills to use it
- This is a fast way to hack Facebook
- Such applications operate in stealth mode
Cons of this method:
- You have to get physical access to the target device
- If the phone owner loses or changes their phone, you will have to reinstall the app
- The best apps are expensive
2. The manual method
Hacking Facebook manually is a perfect solution for those who don’t want to soil their hands and sweat buckets while trying to figure things out. You don’t need to download any app, which saves you from accidentally downloading viruses on someone’s smartphone. Also, this method is legitimate and legal. Here is how you can access a Facebook account:
- Step 1. Get the email address the person used to register their Facebook account. If you are more knowledgeable in this area, you can use hacking tools like Harvester to collect all the login information. If you’re planning to hijack the account of someone close to you, then there is no reason to fret about these details. Also, you can take advantage of the naivety of some people who display their email addresses on their Facebook accounts.
- Step 2. Open the target user’s login page and click on ‘Forgot password’. Tap on the popup for more prompts to take further action.
- Step 3. Facebook will ask you to give your recovery email address to send a link for a password reset. Since you might not have access to the email address, you will need to click the link that says, “No longer have access to these?”.
- Step 4. Next, the browser will ask you to provide an alternative email address. You need to provide an email address that isn’t tied to the Facebook account you want to monitor.
- Step 5. You will be asked a few questions to prove that you own the account tied to the password you are trying to reset. If you know the target user close enough, it will be easier for you to guess the correct answers. After you answer those questions, you can easily change the password without the real account owner detecting it.
- Step 6. If you fail in the previous stage, you can use your friends to help you reset the password. In this case, you will select three friends and create fake Facebook accounts in their names. Armed with these fake accounts, it will be easy to evade the previous roadblock because Facebook will contact those “friends” for confirmation.
- Step 7. After succeeding with the earlier stages, you will get an email notification sent to the alternative email address you gave. From there, you may reset the password and access the account you want to monitor.
Pros of the manual method:
- Doesn’t require any technical skills or experience
- 100% free of charge
- Safe to use
Cons of the manual method:
- Requires access to the target user’s mobile phone or email address
- Requires Facebook ID of a person
- Unless you use a public computer, your IP can be tracked
3. Using keylogging software
Using a keylogger is another straightforward method that wouldn’t require you to jump through hoops. To use keyloggers effectively, you need to do the following:
- Sign up for an account – Select the keylogger software you want to use and sign up for an account with the developer.
- Install the program – Next, go ahead and install the software on the device you want to monitor. Make sure you have activated the app before accessing any keylogging service.
- Crack the passwords – After installing and verifying the application, it is time to sign in to your software’s control panel and view the app harvested passwords. Using a high-quality app will capture all the passwords the person used on their devices and screenshots of their most recent interactions.
This method would work best if you can physically access the target device for a couple of minutes. You need to install the software directly to the user’s device to allow it to capture passwords and other credentials. Once you have installed the app on the device, it will record and send you everything the user inputs on a phone or computer.
4. Matching a Password
This trick depends on the negligence and naivety of Facebook users who use weak and predictable passwords. However, using this method may not be as fruitful because it is based solely on luck and someone’s ignorance. People often use dates and names of the highest importance to them. So, it would be quite easy to crack the password if you know enough information about them. This includes things like:
- year of birth
- wedding anniversary
- spouses’ or children’s names
- mobile phone numbers
5. How to hack Facebook Using Cookies
Cookies are another way of hacking someone’s Facebook Messenger without them knowing. The reason is that cookies help websites store information on a person’s hard drive to retrieve it later. Also, they contain sensitive data because they can track whole browsing sessions. Therefore, you can sniff and harvest them as long as you use the same Wi-Fi network as the person you want to monitor. Even though they will not give you access to the person’s password, you can clone them to trick Facebook into believing that the browser is already authenticated.
This way, you will be able to log into the account and continue where they left without suspicion. You can use extension apps and add them to your browsers to store cookies in a tab on the browser’s sidebar.
6. Cracking user’s history
The last method we are going to look at is reliable but straightforward. However, it does not work in the U.S. and Canada. You will only need a few steps to get there:
- Open the target user’s Facebook profile.
- Right-click on the Poke menus and then choose the Copy Link Location/address from the options. This way, you will save their link identity on the clipboard. The link will appear like this: https://www.Facebook.com/profile.php?id=ABC. Our focus here is on the ABC — the person you want to hack.
- Press the “enter” key and look at the history of your target user’s activities on display, including Messenger.
7. Social Engineering
Here is how you can use social engineering to get to the core of what someone could be hiding from you. With this method, you can grab someone’s Facebook details using Kali Linux. Below are the steps you will need to follow to achieve your spying goals:
- Installing Kali Linux – Download and install this program on your computer. You can install it as a standalone OS, a virtual machine within your current operating system, or a dual boot with your current OS. Inside Kali, you need to access an app called Browser Exploitation Framework or BeEF. With BeEF, you can hack your target’s browser and hijack it.
- Launching BeEF – You need to start the program by clicking on it. Remember, this program runs secretly in the background of a web server from your system. When the app starts running, open your IceWeasel browser to access its interface. Also, it is necessary to create a username and password to access BeEF.
- Sending a dialog box to the user – Since you have already hijacked the user’s browser, your journey of mastering how to hack into someone’s Facebook is on course. Here, you will see their IP addresses, browsers, and their operating systems appearing in your panel of “Hooked browsers.” Click on the “Commands” tab, scroll down the “Module Tree” up to “Social Engineering”, click and expand it. Next, click on the “Pretty Theft” icon to open “Module Results History” and “Pretty Theft” windows. With this module, you will be able to send popup windows to the victim’s browser. Create a “Dialog box” for Facebook to prompt the user to click on it. Clicking on the “Execute” button causes the dialog box to appear in the target user’s system.
- Harvesting login details – The victim will see a dialogue box telling them that their session has expired and they need to log in again. Unknowingly, they will input their details. Like most users, they will not see anything suspicious about this. As they sign in, the app will display their login details and send them to you. You will see login details in the “Command results” on your BeEF control panel. Here, you will only need to collect these details and access their activities on their Facebook account.
Our Final Take
Passwords are the official gatekeepers of any Facebook account. Hacking them is illegal and can lead to some unpleasant consequences. If you need to track your kid’s conversations on Facebook to protect them from online predators or want to prevent corporate data from leaking, we recommend using an official monitoring app.
With such software as mSpy you can legally monitor all the information a person gets on their phone, including other messengers, social media apps, calls, and locations. All in all, it’s up to you to make a decision. Just make sure to analyze pros and cons of the chosen method, and avoid breaking into someone’s privacy without a dire need.