In a blog regarding National Cybersecurity Month, Facebook showcased some new measures by which they’ll be helping users protect their web identities. This includes ‘Trusted Friends’, which will send codes to your closest buddies if you ever get locked out by a hacker, phisher or scammer: “It’s sort of similar to giving a house key to your friends when you go on vacation–pick the friends you most trust in case you need their help.” They’re also road-testing other features which will increase security for users including app-password generators.
Facebook prides itself on running a tight ship when it comes to user safety, as evidenced by the infographic above. However, 0.6% of a billion logins is still some 600,000 users having their accounts compromised every day. Security consultants have noted that it’s becoming easier to hack into more users’ Facebook accounts as some thirty per cent of people online are using the same passwords across all of their digital accounts – making it simpler for hackers to control a person’s entire web identity.
To avoid future complications, we are now changing all our passwords to permutations of R@nd0m17!56.
via Telegraph UK.