Remove Unknown Devices That Access Your Facebook Account

Yesterday I showed you how simple it is to set Facebook up to send you a notification if your account is accessed from an unknown browser or device.

Now, from the same security settings page, I will show you how to remove unknown devices that access your account.

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Did you know that Facebook logs the device you use when you log into your account? Well, you do now. If you click on Recognized Devices then you’ll see a list of all the devices that have been used (hopefully you will recognise all of them!).

If, on the other hand, you detect devices in that list that you don’t know then it would be highly advisable to remove them.

To do this, click on Recognized Devices to expand the list and then click on Remove next to any device you wish to get rid of.

Also of note here is the Active Sessions entry. This shows you all of the devices that are currently logged into your Facebook account. You should note that the location it gives is only approximate РI, for instance, do not live particularly close to Sidcup as seen above Рbut it could indicate if someone from around the world is up to no good.

If you do spot an active session you don’t like the look of then you can click on Edit and then click again on End activity in order to kill that session off.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

Comments

  1. Hello Lee, but only today I’ve noticed that my Facebook privacy setting had been tampered with was very upset to see that someone had changed some settings in which I would have not set to and device used was with a few attempt ending with the number 6 in which I don’t have it was used a few times on the 18th Dec about 8am again on the 18th at about 9.30 and on the 19th but I’ve removed them all, why would someone do this? And what would they be looking for? I’ve changed my password and put a code in but is this secure enough?what could you please further suggest to me please juliette

  2. seppo pellikainen says:

    How i can stop my acount in facebook?

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