Facebook’s new security tools for mobile users

By : |October 18, 2010 0

BANGALORE, INDIA: Facebook has announced new security measures for users that includes temporary passwords that make it safer for users to log on to the social networking site from public computers, and the ability to log-off from a mobile phone.

Facebook’s new blog post said the new measures are aimed at preventing cybercriminals from accessing users’ accounts.

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According to the blog, the "one-time password" feature lets users avoid typing in permanent passwords when using shared or public computers in places such as airports, cafes and hotels.  Users will need to text the words ‘otp’ to 32665, and will then be sent a temporary password that expires in 20 minutes.

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Jake Brill, a Facebook integrity team member in a post on the company’s official blog said "If you have any concerns about security of the computer you’re using while accessing Facebook, we can text you a one-time password to use instead of your regular password."

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