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    Facebook announced it got hacked and 50 million accounts were compromised.

    News of a hack affecting 50 million Facebook users made waves Friday among the social network's more than 2 billion monthly active users.
    A vulnerability in the site's "View As" feature, which lets users see what their profile looks like from someone else's view, allowed an attacker to steal access tokens that would provide entry to people's personal accounts, Facebook said in a blog post.
    Between the estimated that 50 million accounts whose access tokens were compromised, and the 40 million more users whose accounts Facebook reset as a "precautionary step," an estimated 90 million users were logged out of their Facebook accounts on Friday.
    The affected "access tokens" are what keep users logged into Facebook on their devices, and saves them from having to reenter their password every time they want to use the site. Because of the hack, Facebook has already reset these access tokens, which means that if you were affected by the hack, you'll notice that you have been automatically logged out of your Facebook account, as well as any other apps that use Facebook to login.
    Although you will to have to log back into your account, you do not have to change your passwords, Facebook said.
    Facebook wrote in its post that affected users "will get a notification at the top of their News Feed explaining what happened" after logging back in. However, several Business Insider reporters who were required to log back into their accounts said they did not see any type of message upon reentry.
    The "View As" feature, the source of the vulnerability, has been disabled for the time being. The feature became open to attack in July 2017 when Facebook edited its video uploading, Facebook said. If you try to access the "View As" feature now, an error message appears saying that it has been "temporarily disabled":

    More at: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/faceb...195710714.html
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    After a Friday data breach that resulted in 50 million compromised accounts, a Silicon Valley tech giant marked articles reporting on the breach as “spam” on its own platform.
    “Facebook has blocked users from posting articles from the Guardian the AP about the social media platform’s latest user data breach, marking them as ‘spam.’ The company later reversed decision, which it called an ‘error,’” according to Breitbart.


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    Robert Heinlein

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    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
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    Once again...FB was caught napping.

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    No $#@!s will be given until peoples lives are wholly and utterly destroyed by the information collected by Fedbook to begin with.
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    The UK's Daily mail reported that some details are on sale on the dark web. I don't know.

    There are leaked databases on the web from all sorts of sites. Some a decade back, like Myspace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DamianTV View Post
    No $#@!s will be given until peoples lives are wholly and utterly destroyed by the information collected by Fedbook to begin with.


    good luck with that

    I visit FB.. I use it.. I understood the playing field before I entered.


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    The FBI has asked Facebook not to reveal who may be behind a recent hack that exposed highly sensitive personal information of 14 million users, according to a Facebook security update Friday.

    “We’re cooperating with the FBI, which is actively investigating and asked us not to discuss who may be behind this attack,” Rosen wrote in a post entitled “An Update on the Security Issue.”

    More at: https://dailycaller.com/2018/10/13/f...curity-breach/
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    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

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    I love mankindÖitís people I canít stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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