Monday, March 25, 2013

How To Set Up Multi-Factor/ Dual Authentication on Facebook

Enabling Dual/ Multifactor Factor authentication for Facebook is a great way to strengthen the security for your Facebook account. Multi-Factor Authentication significantly lowers the risk that someone will gain unauthorized access to your Facebook account via web browser; This is not enabled for mobile apps yet; the web browser has the higher risk surface.

Multi-Factor authentication works by requiring you to have not just your ID and Password to prove who you are, but in-addition what you have! About everyone has a mobile phone with text messaging enabled with a unique phone number that only you have. So if you have your mobile phone with you, you will be able to log into your Facebook account. This will keep Malware out, snoops and identity thieves from accessing your account from a web browser.

This will also alarm you if someone is trying to log into your account without authorization!

It will require you to enter in a code that Facebook will send to you via text message to complete your login.

How To Setup
Go to Settings and select Privacy Settings.

Select Security

Select Login Approvals

Select Require a Security Code To Access My Account from Unknown Browsers

Select Get Started

A Wizard Will Finish Walking You Through The Setup Process

A Wizard Will Finish Walking You Through The Setup Process

Facebook Will Text You a Confirmation Code to Enter Into The Box Above.

Click No  Thanks, Require a Code Right Away.

Note that Login Approvals reads: A Security Code Is Required When Logging in From an Unknown Browser.

Ther you go! Enjoy!


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