Tired of seeing the ubiquitous but fake “Osama death pictures” posts from your Facebook friends, followed by their requisite but equally ubiquitous, “I’ve been hacked” status updates? Apparently, so is Facebook. The company has just launched Login Approvals, which gives users a second level of security to access their accounts.
Known as “two-factor authentication,” the function is pretty easy to use and is optional, says ReadWriteWeb’s Sarah Perez. To enable Login Approvals, head to “Account Security” section of your account settings. Users will just need to confirm the computer they will use, enter a security code sent to your phone via SMS, then save the device to the account. It’s a simple process that can help prevent headaches—and much embarrassment. Read more at ReadWriteWeb.