Today, Facebook has come up with a new feature called Trusted Contacts which is expected to be a strong firewall against Facebook hackers. Suppose if you have a good Facebook account, it’ll be much hard to see that account hacked by someone. Using Trusted Contacts, you can make a list of three to five best friends of yours and let them get a notification when there’s any problem accessing your Facebook account.
The social networking giant says that your Trusted Contact can be anyone with whom you feel comfortable, including your parents, siblings, best friends etc. and resembles the technology to giving a spare key to your trusted contact so that even if you miss your key, he/she will help you accessing your home. Facebook also suggests that you should make one your ‘Trusted Contact’ only if you have contact with that person through communicating media other than Facebook, probably a voice call or text.
As you can guess, if he can only be contacted through Facebook, the feature is pretty useless unless you can use your Facebook account even when being hacked. Suppose if I’m making my friend a ‘Trusted Contact’ Facebook will let him know the fact so that he won’t get embarrassed when you approach him saying that your account is hacked. If you are not able to sign into Facebook using your usual username and password neither able to use email based password recovery system, you can approach your trusted contacts and get the spare access key given to Trusted contacts which will in turn help user in gaining access to his Facebook Account.
As you might know, this useful security update is caused by the increased number of cyber-attacks and cyber-crimes around the globe which also affects the Social Networking Giant. The firm also states that users who use ‘Trusted Contacts’ probably won’t have to remember their security questions as their best friend/relative will be having a spare key to help them. At this situation, Facebook has included a new feature as well where you can let them know if your Facebook account is hacked or either showing any misbehavior. What do you feel about this clever move from Facebook? Let us know through comments