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How Do I Reset My Facebook Password

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Why You Should Never Share Your Password

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You should never share your password because there should never be a legitimate reason to, and it compromises your overall security. The individual or organization with whom you share it may use it without your knowledge and against your interests. Even trusted friends can, over time, become less trusted. If you do share your password with someone for some reason, make sure to change it as soon as possible after that reason has passed.

Why It Happens And What To Do

by Leo A. Notenboom

I just happened to check my emails and noticed that I had an email telling me that I had asked for my outlook.com account password to be reset. I had not done this, so I followed the link that confirmed that this was not me. About two minutes later, I received an email from Facebook stating that I had attempted to change my password and was this me? I immediately clicked on the link to report that it wasnt the case. What Im wondering is if theres any way of finding out how this happened, whos trying to change my password, and the location of who and what was behind this? I checked my session data in Facebook and there were no strange locations there, but then they had failed to log in, so I suppose there wouldnt be. Is anything else of mine at risk? Ive checked my bank statement tonight and I am a little worried.

To answer your question, no.

If no one has actually logged into your account, you cant get the information that youre looking for, at least not without a warrant. But I do want to talk about what may have happened in order for you to get that password has been reset email. I also want you to do something different in the future.

Why Do I Have To Keep Changing My Password

You generally do not need to keep changing your password, though there are two exceptions. First, in a misguided attempt at greater security, some systems are configured to require you to change your password periodically. Second, if your account is repeatedly breached, you may need to recover it repeatedly, which means changing your password. In this latter situation, you need to improve your account security to stop getting broken into.

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Why Does Google Keep Asking Me To Change My Password

If Google asks you to change your password but does not force you to, then it may simply be a case of Google having detected suspicious activity on your account, and is making the recommendation out of caution. If Google is forcing you to change it, then Google has a more concrete reason but is unlikely to share what that reason is. Change your password, but then also consider adding two-factor authentication to further protect your account.

I Forgot My Facebook Password

How do I change my Facebook password?

Whether it’s for an old account or we forgot to write it down, everyone forgets passwords from time to time. The following sections show you how to reset your password on Facebook.

Computer Hope is not affiliated in any way with Facebook. Therefore we cannot provide you with a temporary password for your Facebook account. We also cannot send you a code that allows you to reset your Facebook password.

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How To Reset A Facebook Password

The following steps also apply to smartphones.

  • Attempt to log into your Facebook account using your e-mail address or phone number.
  • With a failed password, you’ll see a screen showing your account, with this message next to the password field:
  • Click Forgot Password? in the message shown above.
  • After you click Forgot Password, you’ll see a prompt similar to the one below depending on whether or not you submitted your phone number to Facebook. Choose the means by which you’d like to receive a password reset code , and then click the button .
  • In this instance, we’ve opted to have the password information sent to an e-mail address. Enter the code sent to you via e-mail or smartphone , and then click the button .
  • Once you’ve entered your code, create a new password and then click the button .
  • Choose your login preferences then click the button .
  • Your password has now been changed, and you may log into your Facebook account.
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