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One-Time Passwords a great security feature from Facebook

Posted by TechGeek on October 24, 2011

Facebook a popular social networking site offers a variety of security features to protect your account from hackers or attackers. They introduced multiple options for security and privacy of Facebook users.  One of the important and best security features is their “One-Time Passwords”. This article will shortly explain why this feature is required and how it should be used. In order to use this security feature, you will need to add you mobile number in your account.

One-Time Passwords

One-Time Passwords

One-Time Passwords are temporary passwords created and can be used only once to access the Facebook account. Rather than using your standard Facebook password, Facebook can send you a one-time password on your mobile. It is safer to use one-time passwords if you are accessing your Facebook account from public or unsecured places like cyber café or airports.

Currently, this feature is only applicable to U.S. To get password, text “otp” to 32665 on your mobile phone and you will receive a password that expires in 20 minutes. This password can be only used once to access the account. There is no risk of stealing password, as this password automatically expires in 20 minutes.

This security feature definitely provides a secure way to access your account using mobile phones as Facebook will text you a one-time password on your mobile which will be with you every time.

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