How to Hack Someone’s Facebook Account and Messenger

Updated: August 11, 2020

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Facebook is one of the largest social media platforms in the world that is used by millions of people across the globe. It is also a very dubious place filled with suspicious people, sexual predators, and scammers. If you’re a parent who’s worried about their kids’ online activities, then you might have wanted to hack Facebook accounts of your kids to ensure that they’re safe at all times.

  • 91% of all adolescent users post photos of themselves;
  • 61% of users post where they live;
  • 71% of teenagers who are active online post-school name;
  • 53% of teenagers post their real cell phone number.

In this article, we’ve conducted thorough research into various Facebook hack methods. We will also discuss some useful methods that are legal and aren’t considered to be hacking, so check them out.

This article is for research and education purposes only. We strongly advise you not to follow any illegal intrusive methods because you might face legal consequences.

Is it possible to hack someone’s Facebook?

There are many different ways of gaining access to one’s Facebook account:

Spy AppsFree Hacking WebsitesHiring a HackerPhishingPassword ResetSocial EngineeringMan-in-the-middleSS7Keylogger
Difficulty:EasyEasyMediumDifficultEasyMediumDifficultDifficultEasy
Safety:Low riskHigh riskHigh riskMedium riskLow riskMedium riskHigh riskHigh riskLow risk
Price:AffordableFree, not secureExpensiveFree for advanced usersFreeFreeFree for advanced usersFree for advanced usersAffordable
Effectiveness:Very effectiveRarely effectiveEffective but riskySometimes effectiveSometimes effectiveSometimes effectiveEffectiveEffectiveEffective
Additional Benefits:Full access to Facebook dataNoneFull access to Facebook dataFull access to Facebook dataFull access to Facebook dataFull access to Facebook dataFull access to Facebook dataFull access to Facebook dataAccess to all keystroke data

Some techniques are more effective than others, and some are safer than others. Thoroughly examine these methods and try to view private Facebook profiles and extract data from them.

How to hack someone’s Facebook messages without knowing their password

mSpy spying app is one of the most effective ways to get access to the target Facebook account for beginner users.

What makes this particular spy app great is the fact that it’s not actual hacking. That means that, by tracking someone’s cell phone, you won’t be breaking any laws, and can easily log into someone’s Facebook Messenger without them getting a notification.

log into someone else's facebook without them knowing

It is an  entirely legitimate spy app that enables you to gain access to the following features:

  • Accessing all sent, received, and deleted Facebook messages
  • Facebook media files – images, videos, friend requests
  • Tracking other Facebook Messenger activities
  • Call logs
  • GPS location
  • Sending fake text messages
  • Deleting messages with flagged keywords

mSpy Facebook spy app is suitable for both beginners, but also tech-savvy individuals.

Thanks to this licensed software, you can control all Facebook and other social apps, account profile, and functions from a single control panel. Moreover, the installation is very straightforward.

All you need to do is purchase a subscription plan download the spy app install it on the targeted device, and that’s it.

Bear in mind, though, that  rooting might be required to gain access to target account functions (Android only). 

Resetting the Password

While most people might have a password protecting their socials at all times, they hardly ever do this for their email address accounts. This is the ultimate rookie mistake that lucky for you, is the jackpot of account hacking gold.

If you have physical access to your target phone, and know the email address associated with their Facebook account, simply:

  • Go to Facebook and click on “Find your account.”

resetting facebook password

  • Confirm the email address where it is going to be sent the code.

resetting facebook password 2

  • Once the password reset link is sent to their email address, enter the security code.

entering security code when resetting password

  • Ensure you delete the email with the reset link to cover your tracks.
  • Choose the new password.

choose a new password

  • Choose to “stay logged in.”

password changed

If the target person has two-step verification enabled, you’ll find online programs that allow you to divert the One-Time Passcode (OTP) from the target account phone number to yours. However, you’ll need to answer a few security questions.

How to hack into someone’s Facebook password for free: Guessing method

If you want to know how to figure out someone’s Facebook password, try guessing their password.

It refers to the use of various psychological methods to manipulate people into divulging sensitive information. According to a recent survey by Avast, a whopping 83% of people use weak passwords.

These are some of the most common weak password combinations:

  • Name + date of birth
  • Name + year of birth
  • 123456789
  • 987654321
  • Their kids’ names
  • Their significant others’ names
  • Anniversary dates
  • Pet names
  • Other meaningful information/cell phone number/numbers/dates/names

If you manage to crack one of the passwords, the chances are that they use that same password for multiple other accounts.

Moreover, if you don’t manage to guess it, then you might have to reset it by entering an answer to a pre-set security question. The most common security questions include:

  • Favorite teacher
  • First pet’s name
  • Place of birth
  • Anniversary date
  • Mother’s maiden name

You can find most of these answers by performing quick research on their social network accounts. We are living in a culture of oversharing, so it is highly likely that you won’t have any issues with locating this information.

How to hack Facebook account and Messenger using Man-in-the-Middle Attack

Ever wondered why it’s not safe to use public Wi-Fi to access your social media accounts or any other site that requires you to enter your personal information? Well, it’s because there could be a “man in the middle”…

Man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack is among the most effective methods of hacking someone. However, bear in mind that  this technique is illegal, and if not done securely, you might face charges .

The technique exploits the Wi-Fi network’s security limitations to access users’ passwords.

You can read the full guide here, but we’ve summed up the surprisingly simple process:

man in the middle attack explained

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Requirements:

  • Kali Linux operating system
  • Good command of network interface
  • Good knowledge of executing command lines
  • Find out the name of the network interface.
  • Obtain the IP addresses of the Wi-Fi router you’ll infiltrate.
  • Target device IP

How to do it:

  1. Obtain the network interface name by running the ipconfig command on a terminal.
  2. Copy the name of the desired interface and save it.
  3. Obtain the router’s IP address by executing the IP route show command on a terminal.
  4. Obtain the victim’s IP address by using a Network Monitoring Spy Software Tool.
  5. Enable IPv4 packet forwarding in Linux by executing the following command in a new terminal: sysctl -w net.ipv4.ip_forward=1
  6. Intercept packets from the victim by using arpspoof. This is the overall structure of the command: arpspoof -i [Network Interface Name] -t [Victim IP] [Router IP]. Example: arpspoof -i wlan0 -t 192.000.000.52 192.000.000.1
  7. Let the command run – don’t stop it.
  8. Intercept packets from the router by using arpspoof spoofing program code. Execute the following command: arpspoof -i [Network Interface Name] -t [Router IP] [Victim IP].
  9. Let the command run – don’t stop it.
  10. Sniff images from victim navigation by using Driftnet. Driftnet is a program that is used to listen to network traffic and take images from TCP streams. This is the structure of the driftnet command: driftnet -i [Network Interface Name].
  11. Sniff URL information from victim navigation by using urlsnarf. This command enables you to sniff all HTTP requests following a Common Log format. Execute the following command: urlsnarf -i [Network interface name].
  12. Once done, disable packet forwarding by executing the following command: sysctl -w net.ipv4.ip_forward=0.

You’ll now be able to access the individual’s Facebook messages and read their conversations.

How to perform a Phishing attack to crack Facebook

Phishing is a technique that is commonly used by beginner-level hackers to obtain credentials and other sensitive information from victims. The whole method is based on the fact that the attacker creates a fake website that resembles the original one (e.g., Facebook), and convinces the victim to enter their Facebook login information on the fake website login page.

phishing attack

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Requirements:

  • Internet connection
  • A fake phishing page – website
  • Decent design and persuasion skills

Instructions:

  1. Go to Facebook.com and ensure that you’re logged out of your account.
  2. Open the View Page Source tab by pressing Ctrl + U.
  3. Once you see the source code, select it, copy it, and paste it in a notepad. You can perform this by pressing Ctrl + F.
  4. Once the code has been copied onto a notepad, you have to type the word action into the notepad as well. This will allow you to locate the action attribute of the login form in the source code.
  5. Then, replace the action attribute with process.php
  6. Perform a search once again, to ensure that your text is similar to this: action=’’https://www.facebook.com/login.php?login_attempt=1&lwv=111.’’
  7. Then, use the Inspect Element option by pressing Ctrl + Shift + I.
  8. Delete all text that is highlighted in green color and replace it with post.php. It should look like =post.php.
  9. The next step is to ensure that you save all the information above on your hard drive. Save it as index.htm.
  10. Next, you need to create a.php file. Open a new notepad page, copy the code, and save it as post.php.
  11. Find a free website hosting service, sign up, and log into your newly created account.
  12. Open the control panel, locate the file manager feature and move to public_html.
  13. Delete the default .php file and upload the previously created index.htm and post.php by pressing the upload button. Upload the files one at a time.
  14. Next, open the index.htm file, and you’ll see an identical replica of the original Facebook page.
  15. The last step is to copy the URL of your new page, send it to the victim, and convince them to use that link to log in. When they do, you will receive their Facebook login credentials, and they will be redirected to the actual Facebook login details page. That’s it – now you can read their Facebook messages.
Once the victim realizes that the password has been reset, they will create a new password, and you will be logged out. Also, if the victim enabled two-factor authentication, it would be harder to implement the attack.

How to hack someone’s Facebook account using keylogging software

A keylogger is a great tool that enables you to receive all keystrokes that have been made on the victim’s computer.

This method  requires physical access , though.

You need to install the keylogger on the victim’s target device to be able to see what they’re typing. The installation process is rather easy: You need to purchase a subscription plan install the spy software → , and that’s pretty much it.

Once done, you will be able to see everything that the victim is typing, including their Facebook email address and password.

How to hack a Facebook account – the SS7 Vulnerability

This is an advanced method that is not suitable for all devices.

The SS7 Vulnerability enables hackers and intelligence agencies to spy on unknowing users with ease without special surveillance software.

SS7, or Signalling System Number 7, is a signaling protocol that is used by over 800 different service providers across the globe.

The issue with SS7 is that it trusts all text messages, regardless of their content or origin. That means that the devices could be easily fooled into providing sensitive information.

Requirements:

  • The target’s mobile phone number
  • Linux OS
  • SS7 SDK

Instructions:

  1. Register the victim’s mobile phone number on a fake MSC node.
  2. The real HLR will set a new location for the account owner’s cell phone number.
  3. Open the Forgot Your Password option on Facebook.
  4. Enter the user’s cell phone number.
  5. The original MSC will transform the SMS into SMS-C.
  6. The real SMS-C will contact HLR and ask for the victim’s location.
  7. The real HLR will reply by providing an MSC address, which is fake.
  8. The two-factor authentication recovery code will be intercepted and diverted to your device.
  9. Then, you can reset the password and gain access to the victim’s FB account.

How to hack someone’s Facebook account through free online hacking tools

There are specific online tools that claim that they can hack any Facebook account for free in a matter of seconds.

Supposedly, all you need to do is to enter a unique Facebook user ID, and you’ll receive a password.

Beware of these websites, as they’re usually fake. Not a single professional hacker would ever advertise their services for free in the public internet domain. The goal of these websites is to either plant malware on your device or to steal your data.

Moreover, there isn’t such a thing as a quick fix for stealing someone’s Facebook password.

If that were the case, everyone’s user accounts would be hacked continuously. There have been numerous instances where people were attacked by ransomware through these websites and had to pay large sums of money to retrieve access to their devices.

So, our advice is to stay as far away from these free hacking websites as possible.

How to hack someone’s Facebook account using Social Engineering

Social engineering is a technique that is based on convincing the account owner that you’re a legitimate person or an organization.

The whole goal is to persuade them to provide you with a password, usually by clicking a link. A phishing attack and social engineering are somewhat similar; the only difference being the social aspect.

In phishing, you don’t have to do a lot of convincing. All you need is to create fake login pages and prompt the victim to enter their credentials there.

However, social engineering requires a bit more effort. You need to seem very trustworthy. There is a wide variety of ways to perform this type of hack to obtain one’s Facebook password.

Here is a more generalized step-by-step that can be adjusted as you see fit:

  1. Think of a legitimate organization that you’d like to impersonate – in this case, Facebook.
  2. Create a fake website with a similar domain name. For example, faceboook.com, facebooknetwork.com, or something else that is as similar to the original as possible.
  3. Create an email address using the website domain.
  4. Find a legitimate person who works at Facebook through LinkedIn and use their name when creating the email address. The website must look legit, and your email account has to have a signature and a Facebook logo.
  5. Find the victim’s email address and write an email that is titled something along the lines of “Your Facebook account has been hacked,” or “Your Facebook account needs URGENT assistance.” The whole goal is to make the email seem urgent, to entice the victim into clicking the link to your website.
  6. Tell them that they need to log into their account through your link for further assistance.
  7. Once they do, you will receive their email address and password.

Bear in mind that sometimes,  these types of emails end up in the Spam folder, , so this method might not always work.

How to hack someone’s Facebook account using the victim’s history

The last method we will discuss is quite simple yet effective. However, it  won’t work for users that are based in Canada and the US.  Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the victim’s Facebook profile.
  2. Locate the Poke menu, right-click it, and choose the Copy Link option. The link should resemble this one: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=VICTIM’S ID.
  3. Open your address bar and type in the following code: javascript: Chat.openTab (VICTIM’S ID). The Victim’s ID should be the one you extracted from their Facebook profile link.
  4. Then, press Enter. You will see the victim’s activity history, including Facebook text messages.

Why would someone hack Facebook?

There are many different reasons why someone else would like to spy on one’s Facebook activities. That is precisely why hacking someone or their Facebook account is among the most popular Google searches.

Moreover, the internet is full of dangerous people, so it’s always smart to keep an eye on your kids’ activities.

In general, these are the most common reasons for inquiring and wanting to hack someone’s Facebook account:

  • Worried parents who want to protect their kids online. Facebook is full of scammers and sexual predators. There have been numerous instances where strangers exploited underaged individuals on Facebook. Parents always want to protect their loved ones.
  • Facebook is also a breeding ground for lovers and cheaters. Because it’s password-protected, it is easy for many people to cheat on their significant others and hide it. Some individuals might want to catch their cheating spouse.
  • Business owners who’d like to ensure that their employees are honest and productive. Or, who’d use Facebook spy software to monitor their competition.

Conclusion

So, there are several methods of tracking Facebook user accounts, and using Facebook spy apps for hacking someone’s Facebook is the best of them.

Install it once and enjoy easy monitoring from any place in the world and using any device.

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments. We will be glad to answer them.

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  • Zinathi

    Can I see all the inbox massages that come and out?

    • Anjelica Rivera
      Anjelica Rivera

      You definitely can!

  • Patti Hatfield

    I need to see my husbands messages and I can’t get into his messages how do I get into messages

  • John O'Flynn

    How to hack into someones facebook messages? I have the access to my girlfriend’s phone but not her facebook password. I want to read her messages, what do I do?