Social networks () have been lately, and Facebook is trying to shore up its own platform with a new security measure.
The world's largest social network is rolling out Trusted Contacts, a new password recovery method developed based on both testing and user feedback from a small pool of members.
Facebook users can select between three to five trusted friends who can help out if when experiencing issues accessing their account.
For example, if you forget your password, Facebook can send codes to the chosen friends, who can then pass along that information you need to access your account.
Reps for the Menlo Park, Calif.-based company suggested thinking of it like giving a house key to a friend while going on vacation.
Thus, if you're going to trust a friend with a house key, just like with a password, it better be someone you trust the most with personal information and possessions.
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