The man who runs the biggest social network and continuously implements new security measures to boost its billion users security, himself failed to follow basics of Internet security for his own online accounts. Yes, I’m talking about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who had his Twitter and Pinterest accounts compromised.
The hacker claimed responsibility for the hack and guess how the group did it? Thanks to the LinkedIn data breach! The hackers tweeted that they found Zuck's account credentials in the recent LinkedIn data breach, from which they took his SHA1-hashed password string and then broke it and tried on several social media accounts.Read more
Facebook could be listening in on people’s conversations all of the time. The app might be using people’s phones to gather data on what they are talking about.
Facebook says that its app does listen to what’s happening around it, but only as a way of seeing what people are listening to or watching and suggesting that they post about it. The feature has been available for a couple of years, but recent warnings from Kelli Burns have drawn attention to it. Professor Burns has said that the tool appears to be using the audio it gathers not simply to help out users, but might be doing so to listen in to discussions and serve them with relevant advertising.Read more
Facebook has updated its social login process — a form of authentication that allows users to sign in to third-party websites via their Facebook social accounts — after a security firm discovered a bug that could have enabled adversaries to steal their victims' online identities undetected.
According to a blog post today from Romania-based Bitdefender, a hacker looking to exploit the flaw would require a potential victim's email address — one that he or she had previously registered with any number of websites that require a user account — just as long as that same email address was not also registered with Facebook.Read more
In the first months of 2016 a number of European countries have stated that Facebook is behaving irresponsible when it comes to users’ privacy. Facebook disagrees. In the beginning of February the French data protection authority proclaimed that Mark Zukerberg’s social network must stop tracking non-users.
A similar decision was made in 2015 in Belgium, and the Dutch, Spanish and German authorities are also launching their own investigation of this matter. According to the research, Facebook has decided that every person that opened the social network’s website has agreed with its terms of service by default, even if these people were not logged in.Read more
A leaked document Facebook sent to some of its biggest advertisers reveals that Facebook will launch ads within Messenger in Q2 2016. The document says businesses will be able to send ads as messages to people who previously initiated a chat thread with that company.
To prepare, the document recommends that businesses get consumers to start message threads with them now so they’ll be able to send them ads when the feature launches. The document also notes that Facebook has quietly launched a URL short link that instantly opens a chat thread with a business. Facebook confirmed the existence of the URL short link. That seems to back up the validity of the leaked document.Read more
A newly discovered Facebook hacking tool actually has the capability to hack Facebook account, but YOURS, and not the one you desire to hack. How to Hack Facebook account? How to Hack my Girlfriends Facebook account? My boyfriend is cheating on me, How do I hack his Facebook Account?
These are the queries that most of the Internet users search on Google. But Beware! If you come across any Facebook hacking tool that promises you to help you hack your friends Facebook accounts, you may end up downloading a hacking tool that could hack you, instead of them. The tool is marketing itself as a Facebook hacking tool but...Read more
A viral app is able to hoover up all of people’s personal information and is able to sell it on to whoever it wants. An app called Most Used Words on Facebook has been shared thousands of times but may be taking the information of those who use it.
The quiz is just one of a huge number of Facebook apps that are luring people in with the offer of interesting information or quizzes. The apps then request access to your information and Facebook page before they will give up what they are offering — and sell on the data that they are able to gather. The Most Used Words on Facebook app is most often seen when a user posts the word clouds that it generates.Read more
A Belgian court has given Facebook 48 hours to stop tracking the online activities of non-Facebook users in Belgium unless they have their explicit consent or face a daily fine of €250,000. The internet giant has pledged to appeal the decision.
“If a surfer doesn’t have an own Facebook account, Facebook from now on will have to explicitly solicit consent and provide the needed explanations,” the Brussels court of first instance said. Ruling follows a months-long suit that started in June when Belgium’s data protection regulator accused Facebook of violating EU privacy law by tracking people without their consent using the so-called ‘datr’ cookie.Read more
In case you haven’t noticed, Facebook has been rolling out a more robust search functionality. The service, launched last week, is called Search FYI.
Tom Stocky, Facebook’s VP of Search, said in a post, “When something happens in the world, people often turn to Facebook to see how their friends and family are reacting. Today, we’re updating Facebook Search so that in addition to friends and family, you can find out what the world is saying about topics that matter to you.” Sounds great, right? In theory, yes. However as often happens with Facebook’s technological advances – there could be some negative implications.Read more