Within a week after the Facebook launched the Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) Security Keys, the social media giant unveiled a new Facebook tool. This adds an extra security when users have gone for password recovery process.
The Universal 2ndFactor helps the users to secure accounts with a second-factor authentication feature, i.e., Login Approvals. The new Facebook tool asks the account users to provide additional authentication information as a part of recovery process at GitHub. It is a software development platform which hosts some of the most popular software in the World.
“We need something better a way to recover access, using identities and services you trust, regardless of whether they associated with an email address or a phone number. This process needs to be easy, secure, and considerate of your privacy,” Brad Hill, a Security Engineer at Facebook, wrote in a post.
The easiest way to hack all your accounts at a once is through email to the hackers. However, with the new Facebook tool becomes difficult for hackers to compromise and adds an extra layer of security. From Tuesday onwards, users have to furnish more authentication process for recovery at GitHub.
Users need to set up the method in advance by saving the recovery token with Facebook accounts. “A recovery token is encrypted so Facebook can’t read your personal information. If you ever need to recover your GitHub account, you can re-authenticate to Facebook, and we will send the token back to GitHub with a time-stamped counter-signature,” Hill added.
In the last week, the company took a step further for account protection with the security key. Facebook users can buy and register with the security key to their accounts. From next time onwards when the user login after enabling the login approvals they just tap on the hardware device.