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It is obvious to many that Facebook has got the message and is becoming more responsible for their users security. For a few months now I have enjoyed a security feature they implemented that allows you to say in control of your logins.
Login notifications: This feature sends you an email or text telling you someone has just logged into your account.
To set up and enable notifications
1. go to “Account” upper right hand corner
2. in the drop down menu to “Account Settings”
3. in the main menu go to “Account Security”
4. click “Yes” next to “Would you like to receive notifications from new devices”
5. the same can be done with text messages if you have your mobile plugged into Facebook. But don’t have your mobile displayed on your page publically.
6. Log out then log back in and it will ask you to identify the computer.
One time passwords: This makes 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, we can text you a one-time password to use instead of your regular password.
Simply text “otp” (that’s O T P for ‘One Time Password’) 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. In order to access this feature, you’ll need a mobile phone number in your account.
Remote logout: 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.
Under the Account Security section of your Account Settings page you’ll see all of your active sessions, along with information about each session.
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