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Facebook Releases New Security Checkup Tool

by Brett M. Christensen

Facebook has released a new Security Checkup tool that allows you to perform a quick security audit of your account. The tool is currently available via desktop only, but Facebook promises that it will be coming to mobile soon.

The checkup comprises three simple steps.

The first step allows you to log out of browsers or apps that you have not used in more than a month.

The second step allows you to get alerts via Facebook Notifications or email if somebody else tries to log in to your account.
The third step provides password tips and allows you to easily change your password if required.

Over the coming weeks, you may see a message about the Security Checkup tool at the top of your NewsFeed. But, you can access the tool at any time by visiting the Security Checkup page.

The tool offers a quick and easy way of checking and enhancing your Facebook account security. You can also access and change account security options via the Security tab in Account Settings.

Importance Notice

After considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.

These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.

And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.

When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.

I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.

A Big Thank You

I would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.

I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.

Closing Date

Hoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.

Thank you, one and all!

Brett Christensen,