Facebook has been rolling out new or improved security and privacy features in rapid succession for the past year. This short guide lists the important changes and some general tips to improve a Facebook account's security and login. To change your password do the following: Click Account on the upper right and select Account Settings from the menu. Security Question: The security question and answer are used by Facebook to identify the account owner, for instance when you contact them because you do not have access to your account anymore. Login Notifications: You can enable this option to receive emails whenever someone logs in to your Facebook account from an unrecognized computer.
Facebook Login Approvals: This new feature improves security by linking the Facebook account to your mobile phone number. It is suggested to enable all three, unless you do not want to add your mobile phone to Facebook. Martin Brinkmann is a journalist from Germany who founded Ghacks Technology News Back in 2005. I started MuchTech as a passion.Here at Much Tech I write about Tech Tips,Tricks and how to guide.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Many of the changes have only been announced on the official blog and third party sites like Ghacks that report about them. A form opens on the same page where you need to enter your old password and the new password. Facebook sends a pin to the linked mobile phone whenever someone tries to log in from an unrecognized computer. Locate Account Security there and click the change button to see the following configuration options.
He is passionate about all things tech and knows the Internet and computers like the back of his hand. It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers. Facebook users who do not read the official blog or third party sites like mine may have missed some or even all of the security and privacy changes.
A click on Change Password completes the process so that the new password will be the valid password from that moment on.

The HTTPS variant is more secure, as it uses encryption which blocks access to spy on your network traffic. You need to add your mobile phone number to Facebook before you can make use of that feature. Most new features are added as opt-in features to the social networking site, which means that many users have not enabled them yet. Make sure that you do not use dictionary words, names or other terms that can be associated with you.
That's for instance helpful if you connect to the site from a public computer or wireless network. Smith, you could instead use characters from your ID card, driver's license or a phrase that you can remember well.

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