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Use Facebook's Extra Security Features

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Facebook has become a gateway providing easy access to a variety of other applications. While convenient, especially when using the mobile version, it also places you at greater risk should someone gain access to your Facebook account. Someone could, for example, create a fake -- and not necessarily flattering -- Tinder account for you, easily populated with your Facebook bio and pics.

To prevent this from happening, Facebook offers a suite of extra security features to keep the hooligans and hackers at bay:

  • Login Alerts/Notifications: Turn this feature on to have Facebook send you a text message, email or notification each time someone logs into your account from a new place.
  • One-Time Passwords: Use to log into your account anytime you feel uncomfortable entering your real password on Facebook (e.g., using public WiFi).
  • Mobile Security: Should you lose your phone, you can log out of Facebook to prevent someone else from accessing your account.
  • Security Checkup:  Use to review and add more security to your account. You'll need to log into your Facebook account to start this process.

Visit the Extra Security Features section of Facebook's Help Center for instructions on how to configure your account to use these.

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