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Facebook Adds One-Time Password Security Feature to Protect Accounts

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Facebook users skittish about using their real password on public computers can now get a one-time password sent to their mobile phones.

Facebook has added a one-time password feature as part of an effort to address account security.

The social network site is gradually rolling out the ability to have Facebook text a one-time password to users concerned about working on machines other than their normal computers, such as public computers in hotels, cafes or airports.

“Simply text “otp” to 32665 on your mobile phone, and you’ll immediately receive a password that can be used only once and expires in 20 minutes,” blogged Jake Brill, product manager for Facebook’s integrity team. “In order to access this feature, you’ll need a mobile phone number in your account. We’re rolling this out gradually, and it should be available to everyone in the coming weeks.” (more…)