Facebook security breach


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Facebook securitybreach: Up to 50m accounts attacked

By Dave LeeNorth America technology reporter

**Facebook has said “almost 50 million” of its userswere left exposed by a security flaw. **
The company said attackers were able to exploit avulnerability in a feature known as “View As” to gain control of people’saccounts.
The breach was discovered on Tuesday, Facebooksaid, and it has informed police.
Users that had potentially been affected wereprompted to re-log-in on Friday.
The flaw has been fixed, wrote the firm’s head ofsecurity, Guy Rosen.
"Since we’ve only just started ourinvestigation, we have yet to determine whether these accounts were misused orany information accessed. We also don’t know who’s behind these attacks orwhere they’re based. “
He added: “People’s privacy and security isincredibly important, and we’re sorry this happened.”

I solved the problem. I have no concerns about Facebook security. I no longer use it.

Been there done that I found it hard to get my account closed .
They sure do not make it easy .

It will live in the “cloud” forever. :slight_smile:

Did you stop with your HG group too Frank?

The day (or next day?) after I liked Diamond and Silk on F#@Kbook, my FB has not worked right since. I often wonder how much control/ access of my device(s) they have/abuse.


Facebook said on Friday thathackers were able to access the personal information of 14 million peoplethrough a security flaw that the company first disclosed last month,
and that the data exposedincluded information such as recent check-ins and searches.
Facebook said in a blog postthat people would be able to checkwhether they were affected by the attack by visiting a Facebook help centeronline.
The company also said that in thecoming days it would send customized messages to users to explain whatinformation might have been accessed.
The social networking companydisclosed two weeks ago that a security flaw in Facebook’s "view as"feature had allowed hackers to see into and
potentially take over people’s profiles.
Facebook, the world’s largestsocial media network with more than 2 billion users, has faced rising criticismthat it has failed to protect people’s privacy.
It disclosed this year that the personalinformation of up to 87 million people was taken by the maker of a quiz app andthen wrongly handed over
to political consultancy Cambridge Analytica

I have been living in cloud ever since I arrived at INCHI, or so many tell me. Lol.