I’m paranoid. I cover the pin-pad when entering my code at the ATM. I look over my shoulder when I’m signing into websites in public locations and promptly change passwords thereafter. I only use public washrooms… if there’s nobody else inside.
Recently facebook launched a code generator to complement their SMS code verification system.
What? Oh ya … In English.
If you opt in, facebook has a feature where, if you sign in from an unknown computer, phone, tablet or whatever, they’ll send an SMS to your verified mobile phone number that you must enter in tandem with your username and password.
It’s a great security tool for those that may inadvertently disclose their password to someone … or a phishing site — without the code, your password is useless.
Unless, of course, they have your phone … (but that’s a different story)