[Facebook] Two step authentication coming soon

Some of you may remember that just few days back Google’s Gmail enabled 2 step authentication feature for all its Gmail users to provide a extra level of security for their accounts. I am already using it on all my Gmail accounts. Looks like, Facebook too, is planning to bring a similar feature Two Factor Authentication, a new feature to help prevent unauthorized access to your facebook account.

The announcement came on facebook blog. Here is a quote from that blog post.

We’re also starting to introduce Two Factor Authentication, a new feature to help prevent unauthorized access to your account. If you turn this new feature on, we’ll ask you to enter a code anytime you try to log into Facebook from a new device. This additional security helps confirm that it’s really you trying to log in.

If you are Facebook user, then this feature will add additional layer of security to your account. On facebook, there are loads of security features that exist already but are not enabled by default. One of them being, browsing facebook using secure connection. If have not enabled this feature for your Facebook account, you can enable it in the “Account Security” section of your Facebook Account Settings page.

Hopefully most of facebook users will use the forthcoming feature in addition to existing secure connection feature of Facebook.

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