Skip to main content

Facebook two-factor authentication and its importance

Page managers are tending to be targeted more and more. If you are a page manager in facebook, you probably are managing more than one pages, all under your own personal account. But what can happen when someone grabs your password and uses it to login to facebook?

Once your personal password has been compromised and you don't have extra security options enabled, the user or program that found your password, can log into facebook with your personal account and then automatically it or he/she also has full access to all of the pages you manage. This way, it can post, edit the pages, change settings, remove admins, add admins and much much more.

This is no rare event, a lot of profiles in facebook are being hacked often and then there come curious posts, especially spamming posts along with the inability to restore your profile or change the password. But there are steps to follow in order to ensure your facebook account will not be that easily hacked and its called two-factor authentication in general, altough facebook calls it "login approvals".

To enable login approvals, go to your account settings and then "Security" as you can see in the image below :

Then move to login approvals. To enable this, you will need to have a smartphone, the easies way is to have a smartphone and the facebook application installed there. What will happen is that for every new browser that is trying to access your account, both the password and an authentication code will be reuquired to log in. The authentication code can either be sent to your phone via sms or can be provided to you via the facebook application on your smartphone.

So what is really happening is that for someone to access your account, they will need both your password and your phone, a combination which is not so easy to accomplish.

You may also want to enable Login notifications so you can receive an e-mail about each attempt made to access your account.


Popular posts from this blog

Enable AMD's Radeon Chill feature for all games.

Since 2014 AMD has been following the tradition of releasing new performance and usability features in their December driver, and 2016 was no exception. Among the myriad of new features and enhancements, was also one that passed almost unnoticed, called Radeon Chill.

Stemming from AMD's acquisition of HiAlgo earlier in 2016, it offers the possibility of huge power and thermal savings while gaming, by monitoring screen movement and adjusting the frame rate accordingly. There is even the claim that it could also reduce response times since the GPU is not occupied with rendering as often.

Its only issue: it's not global, and it's based on a white list of applications to function. But fear not, for we are here. Using a trick as old as operating systems themselves, you can try to make it work with every title. Let's see how to do that.
Step One: Activate Radeon Chill. Doing that is fairly easy. Right click on your desktop and select "Radeon Settings":

Then naviga…

[UPDATE] How to move your wordpress site and mysql database from local XAMPP to the web server

Most web developers follow the way of "first local, then on the server" for their website's early development or setup stages in order to gain either speed or freedom in installing pluging and extensions due to servers' permissions for files and folders.

A small problem comes around when you need to move your site from your local environment ( commonly XAMPP ) to your webserver so your website can go "live". This article will let you know the steps you need to follow when it comes to Wordpress and moving if from local to yuor server.

Before we start, you will need to : 1. have the url, username and password of your hosting environment's management panel ( cPanel or Plesk e.t.c. ) and log into it.
2. in your hosting panel, you need to add FTP access to your site, you will need to jot down the IP or domain name ( depending on DNS ), a username and a password
3. you will need to go into your hosting's database management via your management panel, cre…

How to create a simple Facebook page cover photo with Inkscape

Inkscape is a free, open source application via which you can create vectory graphics. You can also use Inkscape to create your facebook page main graphics such as the logo and the cover photo, maybe also some images to highlight and assign as album covers.

In order to create your first Facebook cover photo for your page, first open us inkscape :

Second, go to File-> Document Properties and assign the canvas size to match the Facebook cover photo size in pixels, as below :

Next, you can add a rectangle to your cover and some text, via the tools to your left, the mail tool bar of Inkscape as you can see in the next two images : 
 Once you are done with your cover, you can save it :

Remember that you can save this as png which is something Facebook can "understand" and also it would be wise to save this as "Inkscape SVG" which is a native form of Inkscape file type which you can open again later via Inkscape and be able to edit it. 
Then, you can change your cover…