Facebook’s been taking hits for any number of things lately, but here’s a smart move that clearly puts them ahead of the game when it comes to account security. Recently Facebook launched a “Trusted Contacts” feature that allows you to choose three to five friends that will each get emailed a unique code in the event you get locked out of your account. Once you get the codes that Facebook emailed each of your Trusted Contacts, you enter them on Facebook to unlock your account to regain access.
It’s a well conceived system in that you’ll have to acquire all of the codes that Facebook sends out in order to unlock the account. Thus, your girlfriend, father, college roommate, neighbor and therapist would all have to conspire to hack into your account with the five codes – seems a rather unlikely scenario, so consider this a safe system.
If you’re interested in setting up your own trusted contacts, here’s how to do it.