Secure your Facebook account.

 

This afternoon, I got two text messages containing a Facebook password reset code.

Clearly, someone was trying to login to my Facebook account.

It had been a while since I had reviewed my security settings on Facebook and this incident was enough encouragement to not delay any more.

I promptly got on Facebook and made a few changes.

In this post, I have highlighted the few settings I changed and the ones that I recommend other Facebook users also enable.


To get to the security settings, login to your Facebook account and then, select it from the drop down (see image below).

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Click on Security on the left and you will see the section below.

I have highlighted the bare minimum settings that I feel you should set.fbsettings02

Edit Login Notifications. I have already enabled both options here.

Call me paranoid but I’d rather get two notifications than none 🙂

Don’t forget to click Save Changes.fbsettings03

Edit Login Approvals. I have already added my phone number here.

The process involves Facebook sending a code to your phone to authenticate it against your account.

Click Save Changes once you’ve completed the process.fbsettings04

I have yet to enable this option but I believe it’s a great concept, so long as you can trust the people you’re going to choose 🙂

You have to pick three, I checked 😉

Click Save Changes once you’ve picked three TRUSTED contacts.fbsettings05

Does this make your Facebook account totally secure?

No, but at least you’ve made it a little bit harder for someone to compromise your account.

Thanks for reading.

Thank Sri :)Thank Sri 🙂

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