Facebook offering more help to those locked out of accounts
Perhaps you lost the key to the front door and tried too many times to get in, or maybe someone tried to rig the door open but failed in the process.
The same often happens with Facebook accounts. A few too many attempts at entering the wrong password could eventually brick your account. As can a bad guy’s repeated tries to lift the lid on your account.
As a safety mechanism, Facebook (and many social networks/services) will lock down the door and keep everyone out until certain steps are taken to gain access one again.
Passing those steps, however, can be as easy as performing a root canal on yourself. Facebook, however, hopes to have made things a little easier.
The idea is that a simple phone call to these people you know would supply you with some of these secret codes - and voila - access to your Facebook account.
The world’s largest social network is also going to roll out app passwords, adding an extra level of security for specific apps that may have sensitive information above and beyond your Facebook profile.
Have you ever been locked out of your Facebook/Hotmail/Gmail account? What happened?