A new Facebook email security measure just hit the social network, providing users with an authentication log to combat phishing and other scams…
Facebook does sends users email. Usually, in the form of notification alerts. Sometimes, it regards failed login attempts. But, how do users know which emails are legitimate and which are fake? Scammer use the common practice of dressing up doppelganger email to steal information. The phony messages trick users into clicking links that go to phishing sites.
New Facebook Email Security Feature Rolls Out
Now, Facebook is giving its users another tool to improve security. Product Manager Scott Dickens announced in a post a new Facebook email security feature. It’s simple but clever — a list of all emails Facebook sends to users, allowing them to cross-check any correspondence.
“Facebookmail.com is a common domain that Facebook uses to send notifications when we detect an attempt to log in to your account or change a password. If you’re unsure if an email you received was from Facebook, you can check its legitimacy by visiting facebook.com/settings to view a list of security-related emails that have been recently sent.”
To access the new Facebook email security tool, simply go into Settings. The, navigate to “Security and Login.” Go down the list and find “See recent emails from Facebook.”
This makes it easy to determine if an email is actually from the social network. Or, it’s an attempt to fool a user. Users who discover fake emails can report them to firstname.lastname@example.org. And, those who need to regain access to a hacked account can go to facebook.com/hacked.