You know your online security is always at risk. If you're not using the most up-to-date anti-virus software, hackers from all over the world are tapping into your devices and compromising your security with malware and viruses.
Sometimes, those attacks are state sponsored, meaning governments like China or Russia are orchestrating the attacks. They're not novices, either. In fact, it's believed Russia or China is behind such attacks as getting into President Obama's online calendar, and stealing personal information from thousands of state employees.
So, it's critical that you keep yourself safe. These days, you can thank Facebook for helping you, and its other 1.5 billion users, on that front.
In fact, Facebook is instituting a new level of protection for you, if it believes you are the victim of a state-sponsored attack. It's adding a feature called Login Approvals, which will alert you to such attacks, and prompt you to insert a secret code that only you will know.
Login Approvals is similar to two-step verification. With that, you are prompted to input a secret code that has been texted to you, or given to you over a voice-activated telephone system.