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Facebook warning as security updates risk BLOCKING users from their account if they don’t act now

SHOCKED Facebook users discover their account has been mysteriously suspended.

The problem hit some people who mistook a simple message for spam.

Turn on Facebook Protect, or else

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Turn on Facebook Protect, or else

When they realized the warning was indeed real, they still couldn’t get back in.

Certain accounts believed to be at high risk from hackers received an alert, forcing them to turn on an advanced security feature called Facebook Protect.

The deadline was March 17, or they would not be able to register by then.

It’s likely that some people thought the news was a scam and therefore dismissed it.

The fact that an unusual email address was used – security@facebookmail.com – probably didn’t make the situation any better.

After the deadline, users were told they had to turn on Facebook Protect to get in.

But people who have continued with it claim that the setup process was broken so they are still locked.

Apparently the problem lies with the authentication tools – like a text message to prove yourself.

“I’ve been trying to get the code for days. FB never answers,” said one user.

Another complained further Twitterand said, “This Facebook Protect thing is so annoying because I can’t turn it on and I need Facebook for work, so I really hope Facebook fixes the stupid code.”

Weeks later, the issue still seems to be affecting some.

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“So I got locked out of my fb for not turning on my Facebook Protect. Wtf”, one person said on 19.4.

Facebook Protect is designed for those who are more likely to be attacked online, such as human rights workers, journalists, and government officials.

Facebook is owned by Mark Zuckerberg's social media giant Meta

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Facebook is owned by Mark Zuckerberg’s social media giant MetaPhoto credit: AFP
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