Do you want to recover an old Facebook account that you can no longer access? If you've forgotten your login or password, or if you deactivated your account, getting your old Facebook back is easier than you'd think. The steps are a little different if your account was disabled for a violation, but you can still get back in by appealing Facebook's decision. This wikiHow guide will show you simple ways to reopen your old Facebook account.
Since these aren't officially sanctioned means of getting your account deleted, we don't know what your likelihood of success will be. If you go this route, let us know how you fare in the comments below.
My account been taken and the person has controlled it for over two years. Everytime I try to regain it or get a new facebook account he reports it as a fake account. I Can prove who I am Why cant you just help me.
When asked to re-enter your birth date, they only have a drop down for the year which goes back to 1956. Needless to say this is a problem for anyone born in 1955 or earlier. It seems to me that this is an effort by Facebook to hold onto a lot of accounts where people are deceased or simply are old and have forgotten their password. I suggest there are probably millions of old accounts out there that just help facebook gather more money from advertizers but which no longer represent anyone.
hi kindly help me to delete my old Facebook account which is andrea kanisius the old number i have used with an old account is 0814947401 I forgot the old email address & password my new Facebook account you can log into Eemhote dokombada mwalulilange my current number is 0817063089.. kindly delete for me the old account under Andrea kanisius & Andrea Andreas..
I have a old 2018 locked Facebook account that I no longer have the email and password or phone number I have sent government ids, sent messages and tried to go through the help center still nothing has been done, please any suggestions
How Chrome saves your passwords depends on whether you want to store and use them across devices. When you're signed in to Chrome, you can save your passwords to your Google Account. Passwords can then be used on Chrome across your devices, and across some apps on your Android devices.
Barracuda Networks has a blog entry about how Facebook and Google now notify you if you try to login using an old password. Instead of just saying that your password is incorrect, it tells you that you entered in an old password and when the password was changed.
There are some benefits to informing people that they used an old password. Telling people that they used an old password and when it changed might prompt people to remember that they changed it and what they changed it to. The notification might also be a useful warning that their account was compromised as well.
However, the folks at Barracuda argue that revealing this kind of information is a bad thing, in that it leaks sensitive information that hackers can use to gain a few extra bits of information about an individual. While I agree in principle that information leaks are a bad thing, in this case I think the benefits of telling people that they used an old password far outweigh the potential costs. My primary rationale is that the number of attacks that a bad guy could do here is quite small, due to the number of security precautions that Facebook and Google already have in place.
1) Is it ok to not have the user enter his old password? In this case I'm assuming the user is already authenticated into the system. It seems redundant to have the user re-enter the password. I understand this could be important for high security applications (e.g. banking) where a user leaving the a session unattended could allow someone to enter a new password without knowing the password that got them into this situations.
In the example I'm presenting, the application is not very high security and risk is low. Also, since we allow third part authentication (facebook/twitter) then theoretically if someone else was on the machine and the user had a live cookie for facebook/twitter, they could get into the account.
2) Is it ok to not have the user enter the new password twice. This feels a bit 90's-ish doing this. People are used to passwords now, and the 5% chance they type their password differently than they expect does not seem to outweigh the time spent typing it in twice. In that 5% scenario, the worst case is they just have to reset their password (or just login with facebook/twitter and reset it). One website that I found doing this now is Quora (though they still do step 1). I have not seen many others doing the same.
First, I would caution you to never, ever, ever, ever, ever assume the user is who he says he is, especially when it comes to changing the very key that allows them access to their account. It is a very well used method to always require a password authentication to edit the password.
As for entering the password twice, that is mostly done so on the back end you can compare the two passwords and make sure that they are identical. This is done to make sure that the user has intended to type the password as it is typed. The odds of making the same typo twice in a row are not likely, and as such if the two passwords are identical you can pretty well assume that they are typo free.
Personally I would much rather take 10 seconds out of my day to retype a password, instead of having to go through the hassle of realizing that I typoed my password, then having to reset my password, visit my email, revisit the website, and then re-enter my password. At the end of the day you still have to type it twice, the first method just is so much more streamlined.
And I would never allow a user to edit an authentication method, without having them verify the ability to use an authentication method in the first place. Some users leave their computers logged in while leaving their seats, which allows others to sit down and access private data, and if they have access to changing a password without needing to enter the current password, that opens the account to an easier chance of being abused.
About 1). I would not trust on a App that doesn't ask my old password when trying to change it, I prefeer the once in a while hassle of entering my old password than the risk that somebody changes it without me noticing, it doesn't matter to me if it's my bank account or just my grocery's list.
2) I've got my butt saved a couple of times with requiring to double type your password, it's easy to type a minor variant of your password and could be very harmfull, locking you out of your account.
You should take into account, that the users doesn't change their passwords that often, so the hassle pays off, i would keep the old formula of asking your last password and requiring you to type the new one twice.
To my understanding, the necessity for entering the old password is to prevent account hijacking in the case where users have accidentally left themselves logged in and left the account. Yes, in those cases the hijackers (usually somebody's friend who noticed that they left themself logged in on Facebook) will do things like post silly or offensive stuff, but at the very least, without the original password, they can't effectively lock out the original user.
In the second case, I don't think it's too inappropriate to ask the users to type the password a second time; for good passwords, they should be relatively complex, and therefore a little bit hard to type. Requiring the second entry is a little bit of a hassle, but not too unreasonable (IMO).
To eliminate all existing saved passwords, click Remove all. To eliminate specific saved passwords, locate the site within the Site column and click on it once to highlight it in blue. Then click the Remove button below. You can also remove all saved passwords by clicking the Remove All button. If you wish, deselect the option to Remember logins for sites. This will prevent passwords from being saved in the future. In older versions of Firefox, this option is in the Privacy tab instead of Security.
To eliminate all existing saved passwords, click Remove all. To eliminate specific saved passwords, click View Saved Passwords and delete just those associated with weblogin.bu.edu. If you wish, deselect the option to Remember passwords. This will prevent passwords from being saved in the future. In older versions of Firefox, this option is in the Privacy tab instead of Security.
But if you ever needed extra motivation to forget that ancient password you've been reusing for years, you'll find it in Yahoo's recent admittance that a 2013 security breach affected all 3 billion user accounts on the site.
Think about that number. That's 3 billion passwords. There weren't 3 billion people on the internet in 2013(Opens in a new tab), but there were that many Yahoo accounts because some people had several Yahoo accounts at the time. But, roughly, because Yahoo was so huge, basically everyone had a Yahoo account at some point (just like basically everyone had a Google account at some point). And somewhere, there's a database with all those usernames and passwords.
Did you use an old password when you created an account on any of those sites? Did you think that hackers won't target you? News flash: Malicious hackers, except in some very specific cases, don't care who you are. They're not targeting you, personally. They have scripts that go through millions of usernames and passwords, and try them against hundreds of sites. If an old password works, boom: They got something of value.
I get it. Maybe you were in a hurry to buy that new Kindle for Christmas, and you just needed an account, fast. Perhaps you meant to change the password later, but never did. Or maybe you're one of those people who simply cannot remember more than one or two passwords and won't be bothered with a password manager. 2b1af7f3a8