Two-way Authentication Factor secures your Email and Facebook accounts 100%
December 9, 2017 | Tech News
Yesterday, there was an hacking attempt on my Facebook account. Just as the idiot gained access to my Facebook, I got a gmail notification of login access since I had implemented email notification for login from an unknown device or destination. So I quickly login to my email and clicked the link and changed my Facebook password and asked Facebook to log me out on all devices, so as to log the idiot out of the device he is using.
Because of that experience, I decided to implement a 2-way authentic factor in both my Gmail and Facebook accounts.
Let me explain how it work:
Once you set up 2-way authentic factor on your account, before you can log into your account on another device or at unknown destination, Gmail or Facebook will pop up a prompt asking you to approve the action before it logs you in. This means, peradventure, someone has access to your account login credentials (Username or email and password), so long as the person will be trying to access your account on another device and not your known device, the 2-way authentic system will generate a prompt on your registered device (one you designate at set-up) asking for permission to allow login. This way, you will of course know that someone has access to your login information and has attempted to log in. Once you denied the action, login from another device or destination will be denied as well.
If you are a techie like some of us, You can use an audit tracker system to track the IP address of the device that tried to access your account. With advance security tools, it is very possible to track the device to the owner if the Mobile Number attached to the device is known.
My advice therefore is that you try as much as possible to implement Two-way authentication factor in your Email and Social Media Accounts.
To turn on or manage two-factor authentication for Facebook:
- Go to your Security and Login Settingsby clicking in the top-right corner of Facebook and clicking Settings > Security and Login.
- Scroll down to Use two-factor authenticationand click Edit
- Choose the authentication method you want to add and follow the on-screen instructions
- Click Enableonce you’ve selected and turned on an authentication method
There are several authentication methods you can use with your Facebook account when logging in from an unrecognized computer or mobile device:
- Text message (SMS) codesfrom your mobile phone
- Security codes from Code Generator
- Tapping your security keyon a compatible device
- Security codes from a third party app
- Approving your login attempt from a device we recognize
- Using one of your printed recovery codes
Keep in mind: You can use as many authentication methods as you’d like, but you need to have at least text message (SMS) codes turned on, or at least both a security key and Code Generator turned on.
Gmail 2-way authentic set up link:
By: Destiny Young