Facebook Adds Temporary Passwords By Texting 32665 and Now Has Remote Log-Off

Posted Oct 14, 2010

Facebook has launched a couple of new security features for those who log in from public computers. The first security feature is a temporary one-time password and the second feature is the ability to sign out of Facebook remotely. Here is how they both work:

To get a one-time password, all you have to do is send a message that says “otp” to 32665 on your mobile device. Facebook will text you back a password that can only be used once and expires in 20 minutes. This is a great way of protecting your account from getting hacked into when logging in from public computers.

Facebook also has a way to log out remotely too. Within the Account Settings, you will be able to view all of your Active Sessions. This includes mobile devices and computers logged in to your Facebook. You can log out of these individual Active Sessions and reset your password from this menu. Below is what this feature looks like: