Suppose that you are logged out of your Facebook account and some other person who knows your password may login your account and you never know it.
This is the very problem Facebook is trying to resolve using remote logout, the new feature under the “Accounts section “of the Facebook which displays the most recent activity of your account.
According to the blog post from Facebook team“In the unlikely case that someone accesses your account without your permission, you can shut down the unauthorized login before resetting your password and taking other steps to secure your account and computer,”
It is a welcome step from the largest social networking site of the world. Gmail has remote logout option since 2008.
But there are some facts we need to think about.
1.) We can get an email/sms notification as soon as someone uses our account on facebook. This utility is by default off.
2.) Adding the location of account activity must be interesting as a good amount of users use proxy while running facebook.
3.) They pointed what if we remain logged in a public computer by mistake. This raises a question “Are we really serious about our credentials”???
Thus, last point raises a question? Do you really care about these security measures?