Sunday, May 5, 2013

Facebook introduces "Trusted Contacts" for recovering hacked account

Facebook updated their old feature that allows users to recover the hacked account with the help of three Facebook friends.  In the past, Facebook sent secret code to 3 Facebook friends you choose. Using those 3 secret codes, Facebook users able to retrieve their accounts.

FB Trusted Friends

After this feature was abused by BlackHat hackers to compromise the victim's account, Facebook introduced a new feature called Trusted Contacts that allows users to select 3 to 5 friends to receive the secret code to recover their account.

Here are the steps to add trusted contacts to your account
  • Go to your Security Settings
  • Click on the Trusted Contacts section
  • Click Choose Trusted Contacts
  • Choose 3-5 friends and confirm your choices
If you forgot your password and need to login but can't access your email account, you can rely on your friends to help you get back in. Facebook will send codes to the friends you have selected and they can pass along that information to you.


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