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Why You Should Set Up Multi-Factor Authentication on Facebook

Facebook希望你让你的账户更安全. betway体育将告诉你为什么和如何开始.

March 8, 2022
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I was surprised and wary when my coworkers said they started getting emails promoting something called Facebook Protect. What is it? Who is it for? PCMag编辑杰森·科恩 wrote about his experience with Facebook Protect recently.


注册邮件看起来很像 phishing scam. It even has some of the common red flags I urge people to look for before opening links or attachments from new contacts:

1.       The email demands urgent action on behalf of the account holder.

2.       The message is from a lesser-known domain (facebookmail.com)

3.       Some of my colleagues didn’t see the message in Facebook’s 存档的官方帐号通信.

到目前为止,很粗略,没错? It turns out, however, that the email is legit and so is Facebook Protect. 


Facebook Protect is essentially the social platform’s version of 多因素身份验证. 它最初是用来帮助民选官员的, 政治候选人, and their staff avoid account hacks that could spread disinformation. As 关于俄乌冲突的虚假信息 continues, Facebook Protect has expanded its protection to cover people with high follower counts or Pages with a lot of social reach.

The program basically works by setting up 多因素身份验证 for your account and allows for easy account monitoring. Also, Page admins need to confirm their primary country locations and use their real names.


If you haven’t been asked to enable Facebook Protect yet, you can get ahead of the requirement and secure your account with 多因素身份验证 methods. 需要更改身份验证的方式? Go to the 安全登录 你在网上的Facebook账户或者 密码和安全 移动设备上的部分. Select 设置双因素身份验证,然后输入你的Facebook密码. You can select a different authentication method or create a recovery code if you lose your phone and can't receive a verification code.


How much you want your information to be protected by Meta, 一家有侵犯隐私历史的公司, is up to you. However, 如果你有很多粉丝,而且你使用Facebook, you have to enable the security feature to avoid being locked out of your account.

Real talk: Is an account lockdown really a bad thing? 我在2015年停止使用Facebook. People I remembered dimly but fondly from high school were posting long, 对他们政治倾向的情绪化的抨击. Their parents were posting links to unverified and inflammatory news that was racist at best and treasonous at worst. The site I used for communicating with old friends eventually exposed the worst of the human condition, and, eventually, I left.

想永远离开Facebook? 删除你的帐户, and you no longer have to worry about hacks or navigating a sea of disinformation. I know that 删除你的Facebook账户是不可取的 或是对每个人的渴望,但我 减少社交媒体消费 to improve my mental health and overall wellbeing, and it’s been effective. 

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What Else Is Happening in the Security World This Week?

Russian Invasion Takes a Toll on Ukraine's Internet Access. The UK's Ministry of Defense says some of the outages are likely collateral damage from Russian military strikes, but some attacks on telecom equipment may be deliberate.

英伟达黑客转向泄露三星数据. Samsung confirms a breach of "source codes relating to the operation of Galaxy devices," but not the personal information of consumers or employees.

报告:VPN应用在俄罗斯人气飙升. Appfigures表示,VPN应用下载量上升1个百分点,200% in Russia, likely due to citizens trying to circumvent restrictions that have cut them off from social media and other sites blocked by the government.

ICANN Denies Ukrainian Request to Shut Down Russian Internet Domains. The internet's governing body tells the Ukrainian government it doesn't have the power to act unilaterally. "ICANN does not control internet access or content," it says.

Ukraine's 'IT Army' Is Attempting to Take Russia's GPS System Offline. Russian telecoms companies and the railway network in Belarus are also key targets.


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About Kim Key

Kim Key

金·基(Kim Key)是PCMag的安全分析师. She evaluates and reports on security solutions such as password managers and parental control software, 以及vpn等隐私工具. 她也写了 SecurityWatch通讯 every Tuesday.

于2021年5月加入PCMag团队, 基是CNN的自由撰稿人, Fanbyte, Mashable, 《betway体育》, and TechRadar. CNN前电视制片人, Kim holds a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Georgia.