Thursday 14 July 2011

Secure Facebook Account From Hackers

Facebook is always at the top of Hacker's list due to its large popularity, ease to use, connects large number of people,  large collection of applications, many more. Facebook was launched in 2004, as of January 2011, it had more than 600 million active user. A hacker can get many useful information about anyone with Hacking his or her Facebook Account and can destroy anyones social life with it. Due to large number of attacks on Facebook everyday, it is trying to deeply secure its data from attackers. Many new awesome security feature had been built to secure its users, but loophole is always there.

Some days before Facebook had built a new security feature, it is Login Approval  similar to 2-Step Verification. As I have already mentioned a post about 2-Step verification, if you have read that post then you must have some knowledge about it. Anyways back to the post.

What is Login Approval?
Login Approvals is an opt-in security feature similar to Login Notifications, but with an extra security step. With Login Approvals, each time you try to access your Facebook account from an unrecognized device (ex: any computer or mobile phone you haven't named and saved to your Facebook account), you will first have to enter a security code that's been sent to your mobile phone. 

How to turn on Login Approval?
To turn on Login Approval in Facebook

  • Go to your Account Settings page and select the change option next to Account Security.
  • Check the box under Login Approval ( If you don’t have a mobile phone number linked to your Facebook account, you will need to add one).
  • If you are haven't named the device you are on, you will be prompted to do so when you turn on Login Approvals. Do not click the "Save this device" option if you are using a public device (ex: a friend’s phone, a library computer). Note that all of the devices linked to your Facebook account (ex: your recognized devices) are listed under the Login Approvals section.
What will happen after turning on the Login Approval?
After turning on this feature whenever you will login to your Facebook Account from any other unrecognized devices you will be ask to enter a security code which will be sent to your mobile. 

You will see something like this:

Google 2-Step Verification V/S Facebook Login Approval?
Google 2-Step verification is far most better than Facebook Login Approval because Google 2-Step verification also provide some backup codes in case of mobile loss or other and  in case when you can't receive verification code due to some network problem or else, you can also get a call from Google informing you about the verification codes, as compared to Facebook Login Approval. Facebook may also work hard to compete with Google 2-Step Verification.