The social network says that the passwords were never exposed externally and that it found no abuse of the glitch. Facebook has fixed a bug that caused that the passwords of many of its users were stored in plain text and were visible for the social network’s employees. “As part of a routine security review … More Facebook exposed millions of user passwords to employees
Facebook owned Instagram and WhatsApp also affected by unexplained interruption. Facebook along with some of its most prominent family of apps were down on Wednesday leaving users around the globe unable to use their favorite services for a prolonged period of time. It was the longest outage in the history of Facebook, but at the … More Facebook suffer most severe outage ever
Your data is very, very valuable to the right (or wrong) people. Every single piece of data has value, it doesn’t matter how mundane it might seem, any and all data can be used to build up a profile of you for advertisers or could be the key to accessing your online accounts. Jake Moore, … More How do companies use your data?
As another confusing message spreads, we look at Facebook privacy, cloning, and hacking. Here’s an edited version of a post about Facebook account cloning I posted last year (2017) which has been getting a lot of hits recently. Heads-up!! Almost every account is being cloned. Your picture and your name are used to create a … More Send in the clones: Facebook cloning revisited
The social networking behemoth is expected to face a formal investigation by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission in what could be the “acid test” of GDPR since the law became effective in May. Facebook has announced that it found no evidence that attackers had used stolen account access tokens on other websites or apps that enable … More Facebook: No evidence attackers used stolen access tokens on third-party sites
It has yet to be determined whether the accounts were misused or what information was accessed. In the meantime, you can improve your account security with a few easy steps. Facebook disclosed on Friday, September 28, that attackers had exploited a flaw in its code that allowed them “to steal Facebook access tokens which they could … More 50 million Facebook users affected in breach
Social media giant fined in the UK for failing to protect users’ personal information and for a lack of transparency. Facebook is facing its first possible financial penalty for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal that saw the personal data of millions of users harvested without their knowledge. The social media giant was hit with a … More Facebook fined over data privacy scandal