Hi Friends! We know that Facebook is a social network that connects people with their friends. This popular social networking website progressively introduces One Time Password functionality (OTP) . This OTP is to generate a password code that is valid only for one login session or transaction and this avoids the traditional static password which is stored by the browser for login.
The main goal of OTP is that people using public computers for logging onto their Facebook account without using their regular password. Instead they can use One Time Password feature to prevent their account from keyloggers and online monitoring malware. To use the OTP service, users should text ” otp ” to 32665. They will immediately receive a code and they can use that code for logging in. This temporary access code is good for 20 minutes only, after that it gets useless . The cell phone number which is specified at the time of account registration is used for this process.
Facebook gives you a new innovative solution for this problem.”one-time passwords“.This service is available only for U.S presently and is expected for other countries in near future.Follow these procedures to get the one time password
- Provide your mobile number in your Facebook account.
- When you need a one-time password text “otp” to 32665 (U.S Only) and you shall receive the temporary password in your mobile
This password expires in 20 minutes.
Even a lot of banks use a similar system TAC (Transaction Authorization Code) which is mainly for transactions that involves moving money from your account . But the service of OTP is a testing phase and this is only for specified account, but soon it will available for every account .
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The other cool security related feature for users is more control over their account by Facebook Remote sign out. This will help the user in case when some one forgot to log off a computer and later realizes that he is logged in. The person can Remotely log off their account by using this service.
This One Time Password system is currently used only in U.S. at present. that gives extra measures to protect their account. Also, Facebook is working on the security issues and the growth during the past two months.
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