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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.


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