Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Facebook Data Hacked | 50 Million Users Facebook Accounts Compromised by Hackers ?

Facebook Data Hacked |  50 Million Users Facebook Accounts Compromised by Hackers?

Facebook has been hacked through tokens


Facebook announced on Friday that five crore accounts were affected due to hackers creating a security threat. This big social network of the world said that this week we came to know that hackers stole 'Access tokens' which caused the accounts to be affected. Access tokens are one type of digital keys, so hackers are able to access those accounts. Geoseen, Vice President of Product Management, Facebook wrote in a blog post, it is clear that the attackers were successful in cracking a Facebook code.
Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said that engineers detected this weakness on Tuesday it was fixed by Thursday night. They said that We have removed these fault and informed the law enforcement. Mark Zuckerberg said that We didn't know if an account has actually be used for any  wrong purpose." This is a serious issue. Facebook has temporarily removed 'View Edge Feature'.This feature is a privacy tool that allows the user to see how his own profile will look like any other.

What is Token?

Hackers have been affected by Facebook accounts through access tokens.
Through access token, users can stay online for a long time on Facebook and they do not have to enter a password again.
Facebook has said that the company has reset 50 million tokens and another 40 million tokens have also been investigated. Facebook is under investigation and more turnkey points can come.

Your account affected by this hacking


The hacking effect of those users who have lost their logs has been logged out. If this happened to you, then log in to it again with your password. At the top of the news feed, Facebook will provide an important security update banner. Here you will find information about a data breach. Even if you are not out of 90 million, then Facebook asks you to log out of the account as a preconception. By doing this, all the tokens will be reset.

You can do this not only from mobile but also from a desktop.
Change the password. Although Facebook says that hackers have hacked access token, the password is safe. But Cyber Security Experts believe that you should change your password. Turn on Two Factor Authentication.

Some important information

Facebook is removing affected apps by itself, but you should check with yourself that you can trust them by the apps you have logged in with Facebook that means they have given access to your Facebook. If not, then delete those apps from these app logins. Because those apps use such tokens without entering the password without having to log in to Facebook for long periods of time.

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