Facebook accounts get hacked and Blocked every day — don’t let yours be next. Here’s how to set up two-step authentication on your Android device.
Unless you’ve had your head buried in the sand, you’ve noticed a significant rise in the number of accounts that have been hacked. From banks to email to Google to social networking, nothing is safe from the nefarious actions of hackers and ne’er-do-wells wanting to get your bits and bytes of data.
If you’re using the standard methods of authentication, you are at risk. That is why it is imperative that at every opportunity you take advantage of two-step authentication.
Fortunately, any Facebook user can employ two-step authentication. You may assume you’ll need a third-party app to enable two-step authentication for Facebook, but you don’t — the Facebook app has a built-in authentication.
- Navigate to your Facebook profile page, logging in if necessary.
- Select the down arrow in the upper right-hand corner of the screen, to the right of the question mark (Help) icon.
- When the drop-down menu appears, select Settings.
- Facebook’s General Account Settings interface should now be visible. Select Security and Login, found in the left menu pane.
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- Scroll down to the Two-Factor Authentication section, then select Edit, located next to the “Use two-factor authentication” option.
- Enter your Facebook password and select Continue.
- The Two-Factor Authentication dashboard for your account should now be displayed. If necessary, follow the on-screen prompts to activate 2FA.
- The next step is choosing one or more methods to utilize 2FA, including the most common, which is to receive text messages containing a code required to log in.An alternative path is to use a third-party app to generate said login codes. To do so, select Add a new app next to the “Authentication App” option and follow the on-screen prompts.
For text messages, you can use a phone number already associated with your Facebook account, or choose a new one to receive these texts.
- Select a backup method. You have the option of using a static recovery code only you know or tapping the security key (i.e., Touch ID) on a compatible device.
- These backup methods are not mandatory, but are recommended in case you cannot access your primary 2FA device or application. To configure either, select Setup next to the Security Key and/or Recovery Codes options.
- When 2FA is first enabled, you’ll be asked if you want to save the computer, smartphone, or tablet you’re currently logging in from. If you opt to do this, you won’t be required to enter a security code every time you access Facebook from the device in question.
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