I recently noticed a pattern that when I do not check my Facebook account for more than a day, I get notifications that someone is trying to access my account through password reset. Fortunately, I use two-factor authentication on all my accounts. (In the case of Facebook, I am forced to use two-factor due to the size of my followers). While it can be annoying to have to use your phone or a second computer to verify your identity when signing in to an account, it is far less annoying than dealing with all the frustration and headaches that come when one of you is online. accounts have been compromised.
What is two-factor authentication?
Two-factor authentication, sometimes called two-factor authentication, is a system in which you have to enter a password and then receive an SMS (text) message or e-mail in which you verify that you have actually tried to access your account to log on. I use it on every service it provides, including my Google Account and all bank accounts. This is great, because if someone tries to log in to one of my accounts from a computer or phone other than mine, I immediately get an SMS. My friends Lee and Sachi LeFever at Common Craft have an amazing video explaining two-factor verification. You can watch that video here.
Your password is not strong enough!
Beware of social engineering
Disclosure: I have an in-nature relationship with Common Craft.