Jan 262011
 
 January 26, 2011  Online

Facebook’s roll-out of its new security feature, social authentication, is not without its problems, it seems.  Helen A.S. Popkin writes:

If you’ve spent any time on Facebook today, no doubt you’ve seen more than a few of your Facebook friends describing the hoops they had to jump through just to log on — that is, if you’ve managed to log on yourself. If you haven’t yet tried, be prepared to correctly identify a series of photos from the accounts of random friends to prove you are who you say you are.

Read more on MSNBC.

And over on Digital Society, George Ou writes that the other new security feature, HTTPS, isn’t going so swimmingly either:

… there are some major problems with this update from Facebook. First, the feature doesn’t work yet even though they’re saying it’s available as of today, and I can’t enable the always enable HTTPS whenever possible option under account settings. Second, the feature should be turned on for everyone automatically because most people won’t even know about this.

Read more on Digital Society.

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