I use the Tor Browser to access the internet, but when I log into my Facebook account it has been locked and shows a security message from Facebook informing me that someone has tried to log into my account from Portugal. I am living in Sri Lanka.

What would be the issue? Did someone try to hack my Facebook account via Tor Browser?


You probably logged into your Facebook account over Tor.

Facebook sees you exiting the Tor network in Portugal, or what it thinks is Portugal and so it flagged up your own login attempt as suspicious.

In future you might consider using Facebook's own Onion Service at https://facebookcorewwwi.onion/.

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  • My PC is Windows 10 . But security alert says suspicious login attempt done by Windows 7 machine using Firefox browser. i Did not even try FB using Firefox – chaminda Feb 28 '18 at 8:20
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    Yes, that is normal. Since Tor Browser has a user-agent that is the same for all users, to Facebook a Tor Browser user will look like a Firefox user on Windows 7 no matter what platform they are really on. You can confirm this yourself by using Tor Browser to visit a site like ifconfig.me and checking the reported User-Agent, which will state that it is NT 6.1, which is Windows 7. – cacahuatl Feb 28 '18 at 8:21

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