Today (June 8th) Facebook has introduced three security updates for protecting Android mobile users. First up is the Code Generator which allows the user to report unwanted content on their Android mobile device.
The Code Generator should they hope, make it easier to confirm logins made on new mobile devices, where users will be able to receive Login Approval codes through their Facebook application and via SMS.This will work with both mobile networks and/or Internet access. So how do you set up Code Generator?
You will need check “Enable Login Approvals Once”. To do this, make sure you go to Login Approvals* - this can be found in ‘Security settings’. Then you will need to click Set up Code Generator, and click the Next button in the window that pops up. This is very easy to set up, so you shouldn’t experience any issues. For further information about Code Generator.
*Make sure you are logged in to Facebook.
You will then need to download/install and access the Android for Facebook app: Click the settings button in the top left, scroll down and click Account, then click Code Generator, and select Add App. When you subsequently open the app, you need to Activate it. We’ve tested this process several times and it works every time! Good work Facebook!
The next time you want to access Facebook on a new device and cannot receive a text message, you can use Code Generator instead. Simply open your Android for Facebook app, go to the Settings button in the top left, scroll down to click Code Generator and a current code will be shown. The code refreshes every 30 seconds.
The second security update allows Android users to hide or report any inappropriate or unwanted content from Facebook’s mobile site – this is something that has been needed for some time. Finally, the third security update allows Android users to lock down their account or reset their password by using their mobile device, if you don’t have access to a desktop computer. This feature is very useful if you believe your account has been compromised.
Facebook is also working on rolling out these security features to other device platforms. We will keep you informed on when they are released.
Safe surfing folks!