A few weeks ago, many Facebook users received odd, spam-like emails with the title, “Your account requires advanced security from Facebook Protect.” Additionally, the email tells users to turn on the Facebook Protect feature by a certain date, or they’d be locked out. Users could turn on the feature by simply clicking a link in the email.
According to Meta, Facebook Protect is primarily for people who are likely to be targets of malicious hackers – like human rights defenders, journalists, and government officials. It uses two-factor authentication to improve the security of Facebook accounts. While mainly for a certain user-set, Facebook recommends all users set up 2FA.