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.

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