Facebook Will Notify You If The Government Hacks Your Account
Facebook has launched a new feature that notifies users if their accounts have been targeted by government-sponsored hackers.
In a one billion-plus users about how to secure their accounts—Facebook's chief security officer, Alex Stamos said users would be notified "if we believe your account has been targeted or compromised by an attacker suspected of working on behalf of a nation-state."
The notification will advise users to turn on a feature called Login Approvals, which sends them a new security code that must be inputted each time an account is accessed from a new device or browser.
Stamos said that receiving such a notification was not an indication that Facebook's central systems had been compromised but rather that the user's computer or mobile may be infected with malware and should be rebuilt or replaced if possible.
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