June 8, 2012
Facebook Beefs Up Security to Avoid LinkedIn’s Fate
The revelations have prompted Facebook to release a statement on their blog reporting that they are going to increase the security on the mobile version of their site.
“At Facebook we are always working to improve our systems and products so you can use them anywhere, any time, and on any device. We’ve spent a lot of time over the past few months making sure that your mobile experience is just as good as when you’re at home sitting at your computer. As such, we are happy to announce a few improvements to our safety and security products that will now be available to the nearly half billion users that access our site using a mobile device.”
At the core of the new security are two new initiatives. The first, called Code Generator, is an addition to the login approval feature. It is designed to help you gain approval to your account without having to wait for a text message.
The second feature revolves around reporting unwanted content via your phone. This feature has been available on the web version of the site for a while, but it will now be possible for you to reported unwanted content that appears in your news feed via your phone.
You can click on the feedback icon for the News Feed story or the Comment link, and then choose which action you’d like to take on the content, be it report or hide.
Everyone wants to do more things from their mobile device these days, but consumers must understand that desktop experiences with a service provide you with way more security. Mobile is still in its infancy, and security measures must catch up with the demand and usage. It’s good to see Facebook taking proactive steps to make sure that happens.
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