Facebook introduces new security keys to secure accounts from hacking

Facebook, with the new innovations, has become compatible which will let a user make sure that he has complete control over his account

Facebook introduces new security keys to secure accounts from hacking

Social media giant Facebook on Friday has launched a new login option with "security keys" where a user is required to enter a special security code when they log in from a new browser. This system, reports say, will make the accounts hack-proof.

Facebook, with the new innovations, has become compatible which will let a user make sure that he has complete control over his account.

According to Janta Ka Reporter

, Facebook security engineer Brad Hill said that the new option is an alternative to the two-factor authentication solution which currently exists, where users receive security codes for login approvals via text messages.

“You can register a physical security key to your account so that the next time you log in after enabling login approvals, you’ll simply tap a small hardware device that goes in the USB drive of your computer. Security keys can be purchased through companies like Yubico, and the keys support the open Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) standard hosted by the FIDO Alliance,” he wrote in an FB security note.

As of now, the system is only available for Android devices and the users have to log in to the Facebook mobile sites rather than the Facebook app. Also, the user must have the updated versions of Google Authenticator and Chrome downloaded.

The new keys can be used with Google, Dropbox and Salesforce too. The USB keys approximately cost around 17 pounds on Amazon and allow you to log in by tapping the key after entering your password.

Statistics say that Facebook has around 1.79 billion users and reportedly around 600,000 accounts are hacked every day.