The databases, sitting unprotected on cloud servers, contained reams of information amassed by two apps integrated with the social network. Two caches of data on millions of Facebook users were recently discovered sitting unprotected on cloud-computing servers. In one security lapse, no fewer than 540 million records on Facebook users were found lying around in … More 540 million records on Facebook users exposed by third-party apps
Aren’t we just making it too easy for online followers to become real-life trackers with the amount of open data we are posting online? Cyber-stalking has never been so widespread: it’s increasingly easy for stalkers to watch, analyze and even physically follow their victims. In extreme cases, we have seen murders as a result after … More Look who’s stalking
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