Facebook exposed millions of user passwords to employees

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

50 million Facebook users affected in breach

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

Facebook fined over data privacy scandal

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

A new Farmville-Facebook-PayPal triple combo phishing scam

ESET Ireland warns of a phishing scam targeting Irish FarmVille players. Farmville was once the most played game on Facebook, with over 80 million players worldwide, but although its popularity has declined significantly since then, it still has over 30 million followers. So, it’s not at all surprising that cybercriminals have chosen this group as … More A new Farmville-Facebook-PayPal triple combo phishing scam

ICO concerned about privacy protection on WhatsApp/Facebook

An Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) investigation into WhatsApp’s decision to share customer data with Facebook has confirmed initial concerns that personal information is not being properly handled. The UK’s information commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, said in an official company blog that consumers have been left in the dark about this development. “I had concerns that consumers … More ICO concerned about privacy protection on WhatsApp/Facebook