Many users of the social network Facebook received Facebook administration emails asking them to enable Facebook Protect under threat of account blocking. Most people have suspicions about a phishing attack, but Facebook has confirmed the authenticity of the emails.
Facebook Protect is an additional layer of security that can be enabled for accounts with an increased risk of becoming the target of cyber attacks. Facebook Protect encourages users to enable features such as two-factor authentication and other settings to increase security.
The unexpected nature of the emails, combined with a vague warning about account disconnection, seemed suspicious to many, but Nathaniel Gleicher, head of the Meta security policy department, confirmed that the emails were genuine.