Linked your phone number for Facebook’s ‘secure’ 2FA? Now, deal with the resulting threat

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Do you remember Facebook repeatedly asking to connect your mobile number with your account for a more secure two-factor authentication (2FA)? Well, it looks like anyone can look up your profile using your phone number and there’s no way to undo it.

Users are complaining that their phone number is being used by people to look up their profile. This basically means, even the feedback form at a restaurant containing your number is a good enough lead to your social media profile.

Users are complaining that their phone numbers are being used by people to see their profiles. Basically what it means is, even the feedback form at a restaurant containing your contact number is a good enough lead to your social media profile.

As per the latest technology news, even though you have the option to hide your phone number on your Facebook profile, there’s neither a way you can control those who have access to your number to look up your profile.

In the previous year, Facebook was forced to accept that using 2FA feature was also using phone numbers to target users with ads.

Security researchers have expressed concerns over the use of security as a way to further weaken privacy because the phone number can be hijacked for impersonation or identity theft and break into other accounts.

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