Facebook publicised a fresh security check which will inform users if their account has been besieged by government surveillance agencies.
The chief security officer of the giant social networking website, Alex Stamos said in a blog post that a notification will give the idea if the account has been compromised, for the desktop version of the site.
The notification delivers: “We believe your Facebook account and your other online accounts may be the target of attacks from state-sponsored actors.
“Turning on Login Approvals will aid keep others from signing into your Facebook account. Whenever your account is opened from a new browser or device, we’ll send a security code to your mobile so that only you can log in.
“We recommend you also take steps to protect the accounts you use on other services.”
Mr Stamos said that safety of people’s accounts is supreme and Facebook has always reserved steps to protect accounts that it held compromised.
He added more that the supplementary cautionary warning will be shown if the social networking site has solid notion the attack could be government supported.
“We prepare this since these types of outbreaks have a tendency to be more dangerous and advanced as compared to others, and we intensely encourage affected people to take the necessary actions to secure all of their online accounts.”, he said.
Mr Stamos said Facebook would not be able to clarify how it traits certain attacks to alleged attackers, in spite of the creation of the notification,.
He added: “We strategize to custom this warning only in circumstances where the evidence strongly supports our conclusion.”