Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Facebook Will Now Tell You When the Government Hacks Your Account — Here's Why

Facebook announced Friday that it will notify users when a government is trying to hack their account, offering an option to up security settings if a state-sponsored intrusion is suspected — but the social giant won't reveal how it knows.

The announcement, posted to Facebook Notes by chief security officer Alex Stamos, detailed that under "strong suspicion" that the government is attempting to hack a specific account, Facebook will send the user a warning that prompts them to upgrade to a two-step login process, in which the user must enter a security code sent to their phone before logging in.

More:  http://mic.com/articles/126999/facebook-will-now-tell-you-when-the-government-hacks-your-account-here-s-why

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