(Jordan Miller News) – If you have received a message from Facebook to your account recently, it may have included the following statement:
“Your account has the potential to reach a lot more people than an average Facebook user. Hackers are often motivated to attack accounts that have a lot of followers, run important Pages, or hold some community significance.”
Meta says to help defend against “targeted attacks,” it will be requiring Facebook Protect for some accounts. The message also states that if a user does not turn on Facebook Protect by March 17, 2022, the user will be locked out of their account until they enable it. The program checks a user’s account for “vulnerabilities” and makes sure they have signed up for two-factor authentication.
Other users who have reported to have received the notification show some slight changes in the messages’ wording, stating a user’s account “requires stronger security. Facebook Protect, an advanced security program, helps defend accounts like yours.”
Meta says Facebook Protect is not available to everyone. The company said it requires stronger security for accounts that have the potential to reach a large audience. The Facebook Protect page on Facebook’s website currently states: “No action is required by users to enroll unless you get a notification on Facebook that you are eligible to enroll.”
“Over the next several months, we’re going to carefully expand this requirement globally,” Facebook Protect’s page also states. “We’re encouraged by our early findings and will continue to improve Facebook Protect over time.”