This afternoon, I got two text messages containing a Facebook password reset code.
Clearly, someone was trying to login to my Facebook account.
It had been a while since I had reviewed my security settings on Facebook and this incident was enough encouragement to not delay any more.
I promptly got on Facebook and made a few changes.
In this post, I have highlighted the few settings I changed and the ones that I recommend other Facebook users also enable.
|To get to the security settings, login to your Facebook account and then, select it from the drop down (see image below).
|Click on Security on the left and you will see the section below.
I have highlighted the bare minimum settings that I feel you should set.
|Edit Login Notifications. I have already enabled both options here.
Call me paranoid but I’d rather get two notifications than none 🙂
Don’t forget to click Save Changes.
|Edit Login Approvals. I have already added my phone number here.
The process involves Facebook sending a code to your phone to authenticate it against your account.
Click Save Changes once you’ve completed the process.
|I have yet to enable this option but I believe it’s a great concept, so long as you can trust the people you’re going to choose 🙂
You have to pick three, I checked 😉
Click Save Changes once you’ve picked three TRUSTED contacts.
Does this make your Facebook account totally secure?
No, but at least you’ve made it a little bit harder for someone to compromise your account.
Thanks for reading.
Thank Sri 🙂