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Facebook Adds Identity Security Features

Perhaps there are no two obstacles to wider acceptance of social services like Facebook than the concerns over privacy and security. Earlier this month, Facebook took another step to address the former, and now it's taking aim at the latter.

The world's biggest social is rolling out a pair of features that promise to boost security for users who access their accounts on computers or devices other than the ones they typically use. eSecurity Planet has the details on Facebook's new one-time password and remote logout features.


Facebook is beginning to roll out a set of security features that aim to put to rest concerns about accessing the service through computers and devices other than users' primary machines, such as a friend's computer or a terminal in a public lab.

This week, the world's biggest social network will begin rolling out a feature that will enable users to send a text message to a short code, and Facebook will respond with a password that will work for just a single session. Facebook is billing the one-time password feature as a helpful tool for users who are worried about checking their account on shared computers, such as those found in hotels or coffee shops.

Read the full story at eSecurity Planet:
Facebook Offering One-Time Passwords in Security Play