Facebook has taken its security for the users to next level. There are many users who worry about the facebook account hack as their account can be hacked by their lover or business rival who technological experts. Facebook security key is the answer about all your worries.
Facebook security key
Many people in facebook are working for the security that can decrease the facebook attacks. Now users can use the site in a more secure manner. The best idea was two step authentication later. Now there is a new feature of security by facebook for the users is to add a physical security key. Facebook physical security key will help the users to be more secure if there accounts are prone to attacks.
Earlier the security was done by two step authentication. This feature includes your mobile number that is registered with facebook. It was like whenever you log in to facebook after you enter the password. Then you have to enter a verification code which was sent to your mobile phone as SMS. This feature do not let anyone else to login to your facebook if they know the password.
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When Facebook security key Launched
This feature has now become an old one. From 26th January you can add one more security feature which which secure the account more efficiently. This feature is known as security key. When you will add this feature in your facebook you need a USB security key. This will enable you to login in a more secure way even if you don’t have a phone with you at the current time. The security feature is also made after keeping in mind about hackers.
Features of Facebook security key
This feature in facebook is added in the mixed efforts of facebook & Yubico. This feature is a very useful in the security of facebook & support it for more users. The security enable the user to help in sharing their sensitive information through messages as there is no chances of getting leaked.
These security key is supported by open Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) standard hosted by FIDO Alliance. There are some reasons by which we recommend you to use security key feature in your facebook account.
- Immune to phishing: – Your account can be attacked via phishing. The hardware will check the cryptography in the facebook. Any replica of the site can’t authenticate the security key & will be identified as phishing.
- Inter-operable: – The use of key is not just limited to the facebook login. This can be used in gmail or other e-mail account. The use of key in any device will not leave traces to be hacked by the device.
- Fast login: – If you are using the facebook account in your desktop, then after entering password you just need to click on security key. As compared to two step authentication you have to enter the verification code & then login completes.
This new security feature of facebook has some limitations with old hardware & some browsers. This feature can only be used in desktop if you are using Google Chrome or Opera browser. Mobile app for facebook is still not supporting this feature. For mobile users we recommend you to use an alternative for login like app code generator or SMS code. There are some android phones which do not support USB reading will not be able to use the security feature.
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There are still many things we don’t know about the feature. Those who will use the feature of facebook please give us a feedback . Share your experience about using this feature in the comment box. Thank you.