Facebook introduces one-time passwords and remote logout

By Emil
Oct 13, 2010
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  1. Facebook has added new features to help users make their account more secure and will also regularly prompt you to keep your security information updated. The social networking site now has one-time passwords and the ability to logout remotely. The former is being rolled out gradually, and should be available to everyone in the coming weeks, while the latter is available to everyone now.

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  2. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    That's actually pretty useful. One of the main reasons I don't like using public computers for anything is worrying about which teenager running the overseas internet cafe is stealing passwords.
  3. Zilpha

    Zilpha TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 349

    I'm still more concerned about Facebook itself and their questionable privacy and content policies than I am someone stealing my facebook login info.
  4. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,118   +51

    There should be an authenticator java tool for phones, so you can log in safely to your mail and more online like facebook, pretty much like they do with your bank, and battle.net account which is pretty awesome.
  5. freythman

    freythman TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 122   +10

    The only problem with this, is that if someone takes your phone, then now not only do they have access to your facebook account on your mobile, but all they have to do is text "otp" to 32665 and they can easily gain access to facebook on a pc, changing your security settings.
  6. I'd be more concerned with the fact someone had just stolen my phone, to be honest.
  7. Emil

    Emil Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 154

    They would have to know your Facebook login though.


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