This week Facebook launched two new security features. Because Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook got his account hacked. These features provide more security to people who login through wireless or public networks.
The new security features are easy to turn on. Go to Account, on the upper right corner of your Facebook page -> Choose Account Settings from the drop down menu -> Scroll Down to Account Security -> Put a check mark next to Secure Browsing (https) -> Click Save
For additional security put another check next to When a new computer or mobile device logs into this account: send me an email.
Next time you log into Facebook you’ll see the screen below. Give the computer you’re logging in with a name; Home, Work, Library, Netbook, Cookie Monster, anything. Check Don’t ask me again from this computer if it’s not a public computer. When you click Continue you’ll go to your regular Facebook Newsfeed.
Then you’ll get an email that looks like this.
You’ll recieve an email from Facebook every time a new computer logs into your account. This will give you a warning if an unauthorized log-in occurs. Follow the link in the email to protect your account.
The downside to the new features is that not all of your apps and games, including Farmville, will work with HTTPS browsing turned on. Game developers were alerted to the change are are working to make their apps work within the new security features. For now turn off HTTPS Browsing when you’re at home and want to play games, and turn it back on when you’re on the road.