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Facebook security breach!
« on: September 28, 2018, 05:24:51 PM »
Facebook security breach: Up to 50m accounts attacked

The company said attackers were able to exploit a vulnerability in a feature known as “View As” to gain control of people's accounts. The breach was discovered on Tuesday, Facebook said, and it has informed police. Users that had potentially been affected were prompted to re-log-in on Friday. The flaw has been fixed, wrote the firm’s head of security, Guy Rosen, adding all affected accounts had been reset, as well as another 40 million "as a precautionary step".The firm would not say where in the world the 50 million users are, but it has informed Irish data regulators, where Facebook's European subsidiary is based. Users that had potentially been affected were prompted to re-log-in on Friday. However, the company said users did not have to change their passwords.

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Re: Facebook security breach!
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2018, 02:06:42 PM »
It is amazing how many people have their Facebook accounts/posts set as public instead of "friends only" and it is most certainly not necessary to provide a phone number in your account.


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Re: Facebook security breach!
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2018, 09:00:55 AM »
It is amazing how many people have their Facebook accounts/posts set as public instead of "friends only" and it is most certainly not necessary to provide a phone number in your account.

It's worse than you think. They used the phone numbers that users provides for 2FA for advertising.

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Re: Facebook security breach!
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2018, 02:02:37 PM »
And... they are pushing the 2 factor logins that require a phone number after the  "view as" scare as the security remedy.  So you are exploited either way.

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Re: Facebook security breach!
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2018, 12:45:17 PM »
I never worry about it. I just will never use the service, period!!!

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Re: Facebook security breach!
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2018, 06:35:17 PM »
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Re: Facebook security breach!
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2018, 05:26:03 PM »
But WAIT ... there's more  :o

Private messages from 81,000 hacked Facebook accounts for sale: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46065796

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