Facebook has added USB key security to it’s two-factor authentication options. Previously, Facebook users could add the additional security of two-factor authentication to their account by using the Facebook app to receive a six digit one-time passcode, or by having the code sent to their smart phone via SMS text message. Facebook now supports the open-source Universal 2 Factor (U2F) standard established by the FIDO Alliance, such as the Yubikey from Yubico.
Here at WyzGuys, we have supported and used two-factor authentication wherever possible. With current password cracking techniques, password-only authentication is no longer secure, so we recommend 2FA to our clients and readers.
- Facebook – Security Key for safer logins with a touch
- Yubico – Keep your Facebook account safe with YubiKey
- FIDO Alliance
- WyzGuys – Passwords on Life Support
- Naked Security – FB 2FA Key