Yet another feature by Facebook to make the world’s largest social network more secure. Facebook has just launched a new Notification feature that will alert you if it believes that someone is trying to hack or hijack your account in the Nation-State’s Interest.
This new feature is nothing but the two-factor authentication, which protects the users’ account from hackers to take over. Facebook’s new notification is recommending its users to TURN ON the “LOGIN APPROVALS.”
Facebooks has already taken many steps to make the users’ accounts more secure and protected from the bad hackers, but now they are also steeping to warn and protect the users’ accounts from government-sponsored attacks.
Facebook is strongly recommending its users to replace or rebuild their infected systems and turn the Login Approvals ON.
Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos announced in a blog post on Saturday “While we have always taken steps to secure accounts that we believe to have been compromised, we decided to show this additional warning if we have a strong suspicion that an attack could be government-sponsored. We do this because these types of attacks tend to be more advanced and dangerous than others, and we strongly encourage affected people to take the actions necessary to secure all of their online accounts.”
How they will know if the attack is government-sponsored or not?
However, it is still unclear how Facebook will recognise if the account is attacked by government-sponsored hacker or by some small scale hacker. But Facebook promises that this notification will only appear in the case when the evidences strongly support their conclusion.
I would recommend you to turn ON the Login Approvals, in case if your account is accessed via some other browser then you will get the security code on your phone.
So, if you get a notification from Facebook, then it is something serious and you should worry about it.
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