Dana Stibolt

Let’s talk about two-factor authentication!

Let’s talk about two-factor authentication. I’ve posted about this before, but my own mother, who put eleven years of hard work into her Facebook page to support the books she has authored, and her business Facebook page got hacked a few days ago. She did not have two-factor authentication turned on. The sad thing here is that Facebook has no working resources to help folks like my mom. I found a page on Facebook where you can upload your ID to rescue your page. I tried to help her with that, and that did not work. I have no idea how her account got hacked, as she was using a decent password that was unique to Facebook. Since her page was a business concern with thousands of followers, this is a pretty big deal, as there appears to be no way to recover it.

P.S. After a few months, she regained control of her Facebook pages! It appears that the bad guy that hacked her account was using her account to run Facebook ads. He had added multiple credit cards to her account.

Set up 2-factor authentication for your loved ones