Facebook already offers support for the USB security key

Facebook security key

The security in our accounts is a very important subject for all the data, photos and other information that is usually dumped in them. Whether these are Dropbox, Facebook or Google, it is important to always be attentive to the news that allow us to offer extra layers of security to use them at some important moment.

There is a very efficient way to add a extra layer to safety of our account with USB security keys (U2F) and that can be used in Google, Dropbox and other services, as well as in Facebook for days when it was announced from its own platform. So when you log into your account, you can use that USB security key.

While it involves carrying another object, such as on a keychain, it offers a higher level of protection in itself. Is more effective than mobile apps and verification by SMS message, which prevents us from being "pished" or someone interfering with our account.

They are also worth being quite fast, since you only have to insert them into the USB connector and we will immediately access our account. It is a very interesting novelty by Facebook, although at the moment it can only be used with Chrome web browser or Opera.

To access the setting up a USB security key Go through Settings> Security> Security startup approvals> Security keys. We introduce the security key and we will have it ready to use whenever we need it.

This type of keys cost from 7 euros In its most basic version, 20 euros for a more advanced one and up to € 50 if we want to use the NFC for when it is available in the mobile version of Facebook, although for other services it is already available.

A great way to bolt to our accounts and that adds to another great news this week from Facebook.


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  1.   AV said

    These keys are rubbish, unlike offering security they are a drain, and I explain why. Imagine that you store the access data to Facebook and your bank in the key. You enter a website that is supposedly Facebook but that is really a Phising and what they want is to collect your bank accounts. You enter the key and since you have no way of knowing what keys you are using, they take the ones from your bank and that's it.

    It will always be much better to use systems like fingerprints, retina scanners and the like.

  2.   Manuel López said

    Daniel Ramírez Martín partner, it's taking time to catch you hahaha