Sometimes by an oversight while using a shared computer we forget to close our session on Facebook, we can be victims of identity theft. Sometimes an oversight or an excessive reliance on the browser storing passwords can cause this issue and we can not access our account on Facebook.
Thinking of improving the security of your social network and, above all, speed up the password recovery process without compromising the user data Facebook will soon trigger a new recovery system in which our identity is verified by our own friends. This feature has already been rolled out in some markets.
Yes, for there is no better endorsement Facebook than our own friends and, on that principle, trigger a method called “trusted friends” with which we can recover our password in case we cannot access our account or our email (that is, if we have a case of identity theft). With this feature, users can appoint 3 to 5 trusted friends who will be in charge of guarding the “keys” that access your account.
The idea is Facebook sends a key to each of these trusted contacts who will be responsible to be passed on the code to you. Once you retrieve the correct code or key from your friends you can access your facebook account. You can change your password once you access your account with the new ‘keys”.
This is an additional layer of security that was announced for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
How to set up “trusted friends” ?
- Go to your security settings page ( Account > Account Setting > Security )
- Click on trusted friends sections
- Click choose trusted friends
- Scroll through your friends or search for specific friends
- Select 5 friends and confirm your choice
You can edit your friends from the security page anytime
What do you think about this new security feature from facebook ? Have you set up “trusted friends” ?
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