How to Protect Facebook Social Media Accounts With Yubikey

Apr 26, 2021

Often we hear information or news that a Facebook user's social media account has been hacked or taken over by someone else. With the rampant account theft in cyberspace, we need to be vigilant and protect online accounts to a further level so that personal data and important data are not spread by irresponsible people. For that we need a security key to protect online accounts from hackers who try to take over accounts. One of the best security keys right now is Yubikey to protect Facebook accounts, using the 2-step verification method 2FA (Two Factor Authentication). Only with 1 Yubikey device can protect the many online accounts that we have at once. let's see how to register and login using a security key device Yubikey.

How to Register Yubikey for a Facebook Account

  1. The first step is to log into your Facebook account as usual. In the menu option "Settings & Privacy" select "privacy shortcuts"

  2. Select the tab "Account security"

  3. Then select 2-step verification "Use two-factor authentication"

  4. On the Display Help protect your account, select the menu "Use security key"

  5. After a pop up appears, click "Register Security Key"

  6. A pop up window will appear instructing you to enter your Yubikey device. Please insert your yubikey device into the USB port of your Computer or Laptop.

  7. At this stage you will be asked to enter the PIN that will be used to log in. Please enter a PIN of at least 6 digits.

  8. Touch the yubikey device that has been attached to the USB port.

  9. The Yubikey device was successfully added to the Facebook account.

  10. Now your Facebook account is protected with the Yubikey security key.

These are the steps to secure your Facebook account using yubikey so that you avoid pishing or hacker attacks. To use Yubikey's security key you can Log Out and Sign In again to have a try. You may want to find more information about Yubikey by click here.

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