Friday, September 28, 2018

Facebook: Security Breach affected 50 million users

Many Facebook users woke up early today to find themselves automatically logged out of Facebook which is an usual thing especially if you are auto signed in. In case you were wondering what is happening, Facebook has announced that on Friday the company discovered a security breach that affected more than 50 million users.  As a result, those users plus an additional 40 million, are being asked to log back into their accounts.

Facebook: Security Breach affected 50 million users

Facebook notes that on Tuesday, Sept. 25, the company’s engineering team discovered a security issue affecting a limited number of users. The exploit uncovered impacted Facebook’s “View As” feature that lets people see what their profile looks like to someone else. In doing so, the hackers were able to steal Facebook access tokens which they could then use to take over people’s accounts.

While Facebook’s investigation continues, it has already fixed the vulnerability and informed law enforcement. It’s also resetting tokens for 90 million accounts. After those folks have logged back in, people will get a notification at the top of their News Feed explaining what happened.

Finally, the company has announced that it’s temporarily turning off the “View As” feature while it continues with its security review.

Did you find your Facebook account logged out or not ?



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