New Facebook security tool released to help users protect accounts

August 3, 2015


Facebook launched a new security tool this past week, “Security Checkup,” to acquaint users with the social media site’s optional security controls.

Users will receive a reminder at the top of their News Feed about the tool, a Facebook staffer wrote in a blog post. The first step of the process involves logging out of devices that haven’t been used in a long time, and the next involves turning on “login alerts,” which sends a notification whenever someone logs into a user’s Facebook account from an unknown device or browser.

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