is there any chance of being hacked on Facebook while using virtual private network? and can the provider use my account for any unfair means?

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    Can you add some clarification? Hacked by who? (Who's "the provider"? The VPN provider?) And in what way? (Monitor traffic/passwords? Break into your computer?) How are you using the VPN and Facebook? And with what device?
    – Steve
    Dec 22 '16 at 22:59
  • What type of 'hack'? Your Facebook account can still be hacked, and it is possible to have your computer hacked by visiting Facebook. You need to clarify what you are talking about.\
    – schroeder
    Dec 23 '16 at 8:08

No. Your connection to Facebook is not at risk when you use a VPN. That's because the communication between you and Facebook is SSL-encrypted and therefore the content cannot be read or modified by anyone in between, neither your ISP nor your VPN provider.

They can conclude that you use Facebook but not read or control what you do on Facebook.

  • This is not true. You don't have to use SSL/TLS inside a VPN. If they are using https, the VPN shouldn't even be necessary.
    – d1str0
    Dec 23 '16 at 4:54
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    VPN+plain http still leaves you vulnerable.
    – d1str0
    Dec 23 '16 at 4:55
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    This answer only addresses the connection between the user and Facebook. Is that the type of hacking that the OP is talking about?
    – schroeder
    Dec 23 '16 at 8:07
  • @schroeder I understood it in the way that OP wants to know if a rogue VPN provider can tamper with his Facebook connection.
    – Arminius
    Dec 23 '16 at 11:16
  • @d1str0 1. The question is about Facebook and Facebook enforces HTTPS. So OP is not vulnerable. 2. There are obviously good use cases for VPN tunnels despite using HTTPS. (Privacy enhancement.)
    – Arminius
    Dec 23 '16 at 11:19

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