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Title: Facebook security breach!
Post by: Frands 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.

Full Story: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45686890 (https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45686890)

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Title: Re: Facebook security breach!
Post by: winchester73 on September 29, 2018, 12:27:26 AM
... and now this:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/facebook-said-to-use-peoples-phone-numbers-for-ad-targeting/

  :-\
Title: Re: Facebook security breach!
Post by: Corrine 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.
Title: Re: Facebook security breach!
Post by: Metallica 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.
Title: Re: Facebook security breach!
Post by: pastywhitegurl 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.
Title: Re: Facebook security breach!
Post by: techie on October 03, 2018, 12:45:17 PM
I never worry about it. I just will never use the service, period!!!
Title: Re: Facebook security breach!
Post by: Frands on October 12, 2018, 06:35:17 PM
Latest news on the from BBC:
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45845431 (https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45845431)
Title: Re: Facebook security breach!
Post by: winchester73 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