Facebook Adds Single-Use Passwords, Remote Logout Features

Facebook Adds Single-Use Passwords, Remote Logout Features

Social networking site Facebook has been on a roll lately. Last week they unleashed a new feature allowing users to download their information from the social site, and today they’ve added two really good security features: one-time passwords and remote logout.

The features do what they sound like.

One-Time Passwords: You can now text “otp” (one time password) to 32665 from your mobile phone, and you’ll receive a temporary password you can use once and that expires in 20 minutes – perfect for times you’re accessing your account from a public computer. (We hope there’ll be an Australian phone number at some point.)

Remote Logout: Say you logged into Facebook on a friend’s computer and forgot to sign out. With global logout, you can visit your Account settings, click the Account Security section to view what devices you’ve logged into Facebook with, and remotely logout from any device.

Facebook has had plenty of privacy debacles this year, but it’s good to see the service taking more steps to protect users.

More Ways to Stay Secure [Facebook Blog]


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