Facebook said Tuesday that it will allow users to create physical security keys as a way of verifying their identity before logging into the mobile application starting next year.
The technology giant currently offers the option of requiring a hardware security key to connect to a computer before each login.
The world’s largest social network said it also plans to expand Facebook Protect – the security program for high-profile accounts, including election candidates – to more types of accounts worldwide in 2021, according to the agency Reuters.
The launch of new security services follows a hack in July on the social network Twitter, which compromised many celebrity accounts, including those of President-elect of the United States, Joe Biden, and of Elon Musk, ceo of Tesla and SpaceX.
It is currently only available in the United States, but Facebook Protect offers a way for politicians, government agencies and electoral personnel to create additional security provisions, such as two-factor authentication and real-time monitoring of potential security threats. hacking.
This feature will become available to users such as journalists and human rights activists, who are at greater risk of being targeted. hackers sophisticated, Facebook said.