Three New Security Features In Facebook

Facebook adds three new security features to help make your experience on Facebook more secure.

First feature is launching one-time passwords to make it safer to use public computers in places like hotels, cafes or airports. If you have any concerns about security of the computer you’re using while accessing Facebook on public palce becouse hijackers often plant malicious software on poorly maintained public computers in places like hotels, cafes or airports that can collect your keystrokes using some programs like “keylogger”.

Facebook will now allow you to have a one-time password to use instead of your regular password. To use the feature, simply send a text reading “otp” to 32665. on your mobile phone (U.S. only), and you’ll immediately receive a password that can be used only once and expires in 20 minutes. Note that you must have previously registered your mobile phone number with Facebook.

Second, the ability to sign out of Facebook remotely is now available to everyone. These session controls can be useful if you log into Facebook from a friend’s phone or computer and then forget to sign out. From your Account Settings, you can check if you’re still logged in on other devices and remotely log out.

Find this feature by clicking “Account” at the top right of any page, then “Account Settings” and then the “change” link beside “Account Security.” (In this section, you can also register the computers and mobile devices that belong to you and request alerts be sent if a device that’s not on the list accesses your account.)

And Third feature is about to help you recover your account quickly if it has been a stolen and the password changed. when people log in to Facebook we will regularly prompt them to keep their security information updated. If you ever lose access to your account, having this information helps us verify who you are and get you back into your account quickly.

Facebook always working to make your online experience more secure so Enjoy Facebook 🙂

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