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Facebook Says 50M User Accounts Affected by Security Breach
security week ^ | 9/28/2018 | ap

Posted on 09/28/2018 11:31:08 AM PDT by bitt

Edited on 09/28/2018 12:38:25 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says it recently discovered a security breach affecting nearly 50 million user accounts.

In a blog post, the company says hackers exploited its "View As" feature, which lets people see what their profiles look like to someone else. Facebook says it has taken steps to fix the security problem and alerted law enforcement.


(Excerpt) Read more at securityweek.com ...


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1 posted on 09/28/2018 11:31:08 AM PDT by bitt
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To: Whenifhow; null and void; aragorn; EnigmaticAnomaly; kalee; Kale; 2ndDivisionVet; azishot; ...

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2 posted on 09/28/2018 11:31:37 AM PDT by bitt (Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy A Republic, if you can keep it.)
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To: bitt

Bankrupt Facebook.


3 posted on 09/28/2018 11:32:39 AM PDT by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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To: bitt

In my mind, a small trumpet is playing taps.


4 posted on 09/28/2018 11:35:10 AM PDT by BBQToadRibs
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To: bitt

Breach my ass. Sold those accounts to the 3rd party data mining for more money.


5 posted on 09/28/2018 11:36:01 AM PDT by max americana (Fired libtard employees 9 consecutive times at every election since 08'. I hope all liberals die.)
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To: bitt

This seals my decision. I am going to download all of the relevent pictures I need off of FB and then delete my account permanently.


6 posted on 09/28/2018 11:37:10 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012 ("Be quiet... you are #fakenews!")
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To: bitt

Its like AIDS, if you don’t swim in that cesspool, you’re not at risk.


7 posted on 09/28/2018 11:37:22 AM PDT by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

We need a thread on how to totally delete facebook - I hear it’s not as easy as people think...


8 posted on 09/28/2018 11:40:06 AM PDT by GOPJ ( <img src=”https://i.imgur.com/li3mn5N.jpg";></img>)
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To: bitt

My completely uninformed and cynical expectation of Facebook’s budget line items:

Social Engineering R&D: 27.6% (includes laundering political contributions)
Fake News R&D: 29.3% (how to hide conservative content & publishers)
Sales, Marketing & PR: 28.9%
Mergers & Acquisitions: 14%
User Quality of Service 1.01%
User Security: 0.0001%


9 posted on 09/28/2018 11:40:49 AM PDT by z3n
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To: bitt

How convenient for Zuckerberg.


10 posted on 09/28/2018 11:41:09 AM PDT by Cats Pajamas (Freedom or Liberty? Which would you choose?)
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To: bitt

Facebook won’t allow the link to be posted!


11 posted on 09/28/2018 11:45:16 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More
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To: bitt

Glad I don’t have an account


12 posted on 09/28/2018 11:52:28 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: bitt

My facebook session was reset this morning on my phone. Never happened before. I am part of the 90 million.


13 posted on 09/28/2018 11:53:54 AM PDT by Democrats hate too much
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Oh yeah, and I'm sure that A) all of the acc'ts will turn out to belong to conservatives, and B) that the massive hacking somehow sent a ripple back through spacetime and impacted the 2016 election.

14 posted on 09/28/2018 11:55:11 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: Real Cynic No More

YOU TRIED? I WAS JUST GOING TO TRY!


15 posted on 09/28/2018 11:57:10 AM PDT by bitt (Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy A Republic, if you can keep it.)
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To: SunkenCiv

wonder if it’s associated with the just recent 300% increase in spam calls to my cell phone...


16 posted on 09/28/2018 11:58:13 AM PDT by bitt (Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy A Republic, if you can keep it.)
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To: max americana

This.


17 posted on 09/28/2018 12:02:00 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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:(


18 posted on 09/28/2018 12:12:19 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: bitt

Response i received was that several had attempted to post and they deemed it as spam.


19 posted on 09/28/2018 12:19:39 PM PDT by Real Cynic No More
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To: bitt; Grampa Dave; Syncro

Farsebook for sure!!!


20 posted on 09/28/2018 12:25:04 PM PDT by SierraWasp (BLM = Black LIEs Matter!!! Used to be known as "Bureau of Land Management")
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