So, Facebook went a little crazy over the weekend with all of the messages and posts flying about “My account has been hacked” or “All accounts are being cloned.” Personally, I received so many messages it was insane. I have seen different variations of these Facebook Messenger messages over the last few years but the rate they were flying this weekend was astounding.
The is a security feature within Facebook that we all should have activated now with the current environment. It is double factor authentication. What is double factor authentication? It is exactly what the name implies in addition to your password there is a second code or action to be taken when someone tries to access your account from a different device. How exactly do you activate double factor authentication?
- Click on the down arrow in the upper home page screen of your Facebook home page
- Click on Settings
- Click on Security
- Click on Double Factor Authentication
Follow the instructions to activate Double Factor Authentication
Now when someone who is or is not you tries to access Facebook from a different location or device there will additional steps needed in addition to your password. So the next time the messenger messages start to fly you can remain calm.
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