Some time back, a Facebook account was irrelevant to hackers. There was no reason to hack anyone’s account since there was no reason for hacking an account in the first place.

Ever since it has grown to billions of users, Facebook contains enough data for hackers to use for either monetary gain or blackmail. A celebrity’s account, for example, can be hacked in order for a person to advertise a page or brand.

The hacker can also post embarrassing or discriminating posts that will leave the celeb’s fans furious. Your account is also prone to hacking even if you aren’t a celebrity. You obviously have to protect your Facebook account from malicious hackers.

Two-factor authentication is an industry best practice for providing additional account security and facebook just made it easier to set up.
They have  recently improved two-factor authentication in two ways:
  • They have made it easier than ever to enable two-factor authentication with a streamlined setup flow that guides you through the process.
  • They have  also expanded the ways in which you can secure your account with a second factor by ensuring that people can enable two-factor authentication without registering a phone number.
The streamlined design makes setting up two-factor authentication easier than ever.
Facebook previously required a phone number in order to set up two-factor authentication, to help prevent account lock-outs. Now that they have redesigned the feature to make the process easier to use third-party authentication apps like Google Authenticator and Duo Security on both desktop and mobile, we are no longer making the phone number mandatory.
Why use two-factor authentication? Two-factor authentication is an industry best practice for providing additional account security. They continue to encourage enabling two-factor authentication to add an extra layer of protection to your Facebook account.
To turn on two-factor authentication visit facebook.com/settings and click the “Security and Login” tab.