Two factor authentication I guess must be sounding strange to a lot of people. The two factor authentication is something some of us use almost every day.Internet fraud has been the order of the day and yet all we know on how to secure our online activities at just username and passwords.
For your info, your username and password have become so easy to get that even a new bee in the computer world actually get them just by making use of Google serach for some time.
For these reasons, an improvement was implemented to reduce the rate at which damages take place online today.
This article will go a long way to serve as an eye opener. But we will be focusing on its new implementation on Facebook account.
What is Two Factor Authentication?
Before we look at it a new Facebook update, we need to know what exactly this online security method is and how it works.
Two factor authentication (2FA) sometimes call 2 step verification is an extra layer of security used proof if you are really the one logging into your account.
It a security measure that helps to secure your accounts online thereby making it difficult for an external body (hackers) to gain access. Therefore we can say that 2FA are further info required to gain access to your account online.
How Does IT WORK?
Now, we need to know how this multi factor authentication works. We need to know so as to use it effectively and efficiently and also know why such thing needs to come up.
For you to verify yourself outside the normal password and username. Some factor may be required. We will be looking at them shortly.
Knowledge factor: in the method of 2FA, a secret info which the user knows will be required may be PIN or a secret answer to a question.
Possession Factor: Here things like security token or smartphone can be used here. Our bank mostly makes use of this method of 2FA.
Inherences Factor: this is commonly known as biometrics. This is actually something the user is. Like fingerprints, face or voice recognition. This I think should be the strongest as it requires the presence of the user.
Two Factor Authentication And How To Use it on Facebook Account.
Since 2011 two-step verification was announced and used first by Google before it was adopted by MSN and Yahoo.
Finally, Facebook has decided to adapted same method as the rate of identity theft in greatly increasing. Just few week a girlfriend of mine had to close down her Facebook account as it has been hacked by an unknown person.
This caused her to lose all her connection and nice info on Facebook. That was so disheartening. Was just giving an example. Before now there have been several report and record of Facebook frauds of different kinds.
I think with this multiple factor authentication it can be handled to a reasonable level.
How to Use 2FA on Facebook.
We want to look at how you can start making use of this new feature on Facebook to improve security. The steps below can help you achieve that.
Note: that when this is activated you will be required to login approval code each time you login with a new device.
- Go to account settings.
- Click on Security and Login
- You find use two-step authentication, click it
- You will be taken through few process
- Enter your phone number
- Enter code
- When you are done click on confirm
- Then you can close.
When these are properly done, gaining access to your Facebook account without your notice will be close to impossible. A lot of people have perished as a result of ignorance so have a lot of things got lost and damaged.
I’ll say you are lucky to come across this info today. If I were you I’ll go straight to my Facebook account and activate my 2FA feature and gain more security to my Facebook Account.