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Facebook to inquire users to identify friends as security gauge

Facebook to inquire users to identify friends as security gauge

Users of Facebook may see photos of the friends have asked to mention them, to exhibit security analysts they are the right holders of the account, it has surfaced. The progress to tackle hackers will move shivers behind the spines of those who have expanded the meaning of friendship only to crowd hundreds or even thousands of on-line ‘pals’.

In an article, Facebook states ‘social authentication’ was an option to the system ‘captcha’; Facebook puts the ‘friendships’ to try human and never a laptop or computer. 1.5m Facebook accounts set up for sale on Russian hacking forums it could be utilized when suspicious activity was detected on an account.

The post added: ‘Hackers halfway across the world could know the password however they do not know who your pals are.’ But Graham Cluley, of internet security firm Sophos, said: ‘The obstacle is going to be plenty of men and women don’t know their “friends” that well.’

Facebook said users would be shown photos of folks ‘they will probably have a closer connection’ with. The pilot scheme would also permit them to skip up to two photos. It comes after Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg’s own public fan page was hacked on Tuesday.