Monday, 11 November 2013

Protect your Facebook account from hackers with two-factor authentication

Description

Are you getting lots of unnecessary things in your Facebook account? Then you should use two-factor authentication.

Solution:

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This two-factor authentication requires you to enter additional information along with your password. It is basically a form of a single-use security code that has sent to your smartphone as it will keep your account safe. 
For this, visit Facebook.com and log in with your username and password. After this, click the gear icon available in the upper right corner and select “Account Settings” from the menu. In the next screen, select “Security” from the list on the left, and go to “Login Approvals.” Then the Login Approvals section expands, check the box labeled “Require a security code to access my account from unknown browsers.” Now, Facebook will take you through the setup process.
After this, Facebook will send security codes using its mobile app as well as send you text messages as a backup login method. In case, you don’t have any cellphone number associated with your account then Facebook will ask you to add one. Also, you need to select your country from the list, enter your number and then press “Continue.” To confirm, Facebook will send you a text message. Now, you have to enter the six-digit confirmation code texted to your number and click “Confirm.”
Once Facebook have recognized a security code, it will not annoy you to enter it again for the same browser. If you will log in Facebook on a new computer then surely you have to enter your security code again. In order to get that code, open the Facebook app on your phone, tap “More” and then scroll down to tap “Code generator.” Now, Facebook will provide you a single-use code applicable for 30 seconds. Enter this code and press “Continue.”


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Limitations

Make sure that this two-factor authentication will not protect everything. It will only ask for a security code if you log in from an unrecognized device. But, something is always better than nothing. So, go for it.
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