Amid mounting criticism of Facebook’s attitude to its users’ privacy and safety, the social network has announced that it is introducing a two-factor authentication system in an attempt to prevent unauthorised logins to accounts.
The idea is that if you log into your Facebook account from a computer or mobile device that Facebook doesn’t recognise as one that you have used before to access the website, then you’ll have to enter a code to confirm you are who you say you are.
I’m glad to see Facebook introduce what sounds like an additional layer of protection for users, at least for those users who chose to enable the option. Two factor authentication doesn’t address the many other Facebook privacy and safety concerns that are troubling users, but it’s no bad thing.
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
Found this article interesting? Follow Graham Cluley on Twitter to read more of the exclusive content we post.