A lot of us get a little lazy when it comes to online security. We use sketchy websites, leave ourselves logged into accounts on friends’ phones, and don’t diversify our passwords. Facebook is trying to make things a bit easier for us with their new Security Checkup feature.
Facebook accounts will be notified of this tool sometime over the next few weeks. You’ll notice a reminder at the top of your News Feed entitled “Stay Secure on Facebook.” Click the button that says “Get Started” and enhance your security in three simple steps.
First, it’ll show you a full list of all the browsers on which you’ve logged into your account, showing checked boxes next to each one. Simply unchecking a browser logs you out of one that you may not even remember logging into in the first place.
The second step allows you to turn on login alerts. This feature alerts you whenever someone attempts to log into your account from anywhere else.
The third and last step gives you some advice on how to strengthen your password. You may have heard all this before and chosen to ignore it, but here it is once more: don’t use the same password for different accounts; don’t share your password with anyone; don’t use your name or common words.
If you’re eager to up your security and don’t want to wait patiently for the notification, you can start your Security Checkup here.