One thing that I don’t like about Facebook is that when they choose to expose your personal information, they make it a sitewide issue and you have to manually go deep into the setting to regain control of your privacy setting. Yet when they introduce a new security feature, instead of making it a sitewide issue, they choose to place it deep into the setting and (once again) you have to go and fish it out in order to enhance the security of your account.
In case you are not aware, Facebook has recently released a new security feature that send you an alert (email or SMS) whenever there is an unauthorized access to your account. This great feature, however, is found deep in your account setting and it is not turned on by default.
Here’s how you can configure Facebook to send you an alert when there is an unauthorized access to your account.
Note: By unauthorized access, it refers to login to your Facebook account from a remote location/computer. If another person login to your account using your own computer, it will not be registered as unauthorized access.
1. Log into your Facebook account
2. Go to the Account Setting
3. Scroll down until you see Account Security. Click “Change”
4. Click “Yes” follow by “Submit”
5. Log out of your Facebook account and relogin again. It will now prompt you to enter name for your current computer.
6. You will also receive an email stating that a new device has been added to your account.
7. From now on, whenever Facebook detects that you are logging in from a remote device, it will ask you to name the device and send you an email alert. If that is an unauthorized access, you can quickly follow the steps listed in the email to disable access for that device.
What other ways do you use to secure your Facebook account?
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