Security firm, Sophos, posted on its blog that more than 60,000 Facebook account logins everyday are compromised. This comes from figures released by the social networking giant itself, where it says that 0.06% of its one billion daily logins are compromised. In order to control these account compromises, Facebook's pushing a security feature where you prove your identity through your Facebook friends if you ever get locked out. You choose three to five of your trusted friends and if you've forgotten your password and don't have access to your email address, Facebook will send a code to your trusted friends who will pass on the code to you. However, a report in the past has shown how this trusted friends method can be used to hack into someone's Facebook.So perhaps the feature isn't that secure after all.
Facebook is attempting to up its security features
Facebook is also testing a new feature in an attempt to make app logins more secure. There are various third party apps that use your Facebook credentials to log in and for some of them, you may want to use a different password. Facebook will have app logins, which will allow you to have unique login information for various apps. If you want to use this feature, go to Account Settings, then the Security
tab, and then to the App Passwords section. You can generate a unique password there and enter that password in along with your email address whenever you're using an app. Do you think this work that Facebook is putting in to make your account more secure will work? What other security features do you think Facebook needs. Let us know in the comments section below.
Publish date: October 29, 2011 11:55 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 8:49 pm