of Facebook’s European public policy has termed the hacking of accounts as a “major issue” for the social networking site, New York Criminal Lawyers have learned.
Facebook is busy creating new ways to detect when the user accounts have been hacked and adds warnings for when Facebook accounts are accessed in unusual ways or from unusual locations for that account.
“The latest thing you’ll see is that is a major issue is people hacking into accounts. Now, if you’re logging in from an unusual location, you’ll get extra security questions and if you want to login by a new device [Facebook] notifies you by SMS or email,” the public policy head said to a New York Criminal Lawyer.
The secretary general of Interpol revealed that his own Facebook account was a target for those seeking access to information on wanted criminals.
“Just recently Interpol’s information security incident response team discovered two Facebook profiles attempting to assume my identity as Interpol’s secretary general. One of the impersonators was using this profile to obtain information on fugitives targeted during our recent Operation Infra Red.”
One new security method New York Criminal Lawyers have learned of is “name verification”. Someone who logs in from a new location is show pictures of friends and asked to verify their names. This, of course, is impossible for a stranger to do.
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