Two-step verification or Two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security to your Facebook account that protects it from accessing by a malicious person. But after giving phone number for two-factor authentication on giant social media website Facebook, people have been receiving random messages or notifications from the social network. And if a user tries to cancel the message or notification say with a Cancel or Stop option, his answer will be posted to in form of status update that everyone can see.
Recently, Facebook has admitted about the problem and said it was because of a bug that it promised to fix in a few days. Chief Security Officer of Facebook Alex Stamos explained in a post that the website had never an intention to spam users who chose to sign up for two-step verification. The website never wants to discourage people from signing up for two-factor authentication, he further said.
Long time ago Facebook supported a feature that facilitate posting on FB via SMS, which is now age-old feature and is no longer useful. This was the reason why responses from users to non-security-related notifications got posted as status on FB. But the company has promised to roll out an effective bug fix for this problem as soon as possible.
In this regard, Alex Stamos stated that the company is trying best to fix this bug to ensure that people sign up for two-factor authentication and don’t receive such notifications unless they specifically choose to receive the same.
However, until Facebook rolls out a effective fix for this bug, users who are affected by the problem can go to Settings >> Notifications and disable text notifications.