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Fri Sep 28, 2018, 01:38 PM

Facebook security breech allowed hackers to control the accounts of up to 50 million users

Facebook discovered a security issue that allowed hackers to access information that could have let them take over around 50 million accounts, the company announced on Friday.

The company said in a blog post its engineering team found that attackers identified a weakness in Facebook's code regarding its "View As" feature on Tuesday. Facebook became aware of a potential attack after it noticed a spike in user activity on Sept. 16.

"This is a very serious security issue, and we're taking it very seriously," said CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

"View As" lets users see what their profile looks like to other users on the platform. This vulnerability, which consisted of three separate bugs, also allowed the hackers to get access tokens — digital keys which let people stay logged into the service without having to re-enter their password — which could be used to control other people's accounts.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/28/facebook-says-it-has-discovered-security-issue-affecting-nearly-50-million-accounts-investigation-in-early-stages.html

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Reply Facebook security breech allowed hackers to control the accounts of up to 50 million users (Original post)
Gamle-ged Sep 2018 OP
Badsamm Sep 2018 #1
Thorson Sep 2018 #2
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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 02:22 PM

1. In other news: Facebook hacks 50 million users to swing election, blames Russia

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Response to Badsamm (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 28, 2018, 02:34 PM

2. You got that right.

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 02:28 PM

3. Zuckerbergs only interest in keeping user data secure

Is so HE can sell it to other people.

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Response to DavesNotHere (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 29, 2018, 02:37 PM

4. "Nah, Mr. Z, we bought all that info from Putin just last week!"...

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