Facebook, Google Account Security

Have you noticed there are more and more cases of people having their Facebook account hacked?

It can be really alarming and anoying if you find someone else is able to place messages on Facebook as if they came from you.

There are things you can do to help stopping it happening to you.

FacebookOne good security measure is what Facebook call ‘Login Approvals’. Basically, if you login to your Facebook account on a PC you haven’t used before, Facebook will send you a text message with a code for you to enter to complete the login. So anyone trying to hack your account would not be able to login unless they also have your phone.

Find out more about Facebook Login Approvals.
Google
Google have also introduced this feature, but they call it 2-step verification.

Find out more about Google 2-Step Verification.

YahooIt sounds like Yahoo are also looking at this, but at the moment it is only a beta release and only available in the US. It should be available in the UK in a few months.

You may say that you don’t want to always have your phone with you when you login to these accounts, but remember it is only when you login to a machine for the first time. Or about once a month for Google.

I hope you find this useful and it gives you a bit more confidence of your security on-line.

Regards,
Dennis.

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