‘Oops,’ Said Faceberg

“oops,” said Internet power-user Mark Faceberg.

Faceberg is hacked:

Facebook Inc.’s worst security breach ever is a major blow to the company’s effort to rebuild trust with users of the social network after a privacy scandal in March.

This is significant, not only because Faceberg is so ubiquitous, but also because so many other services and websites depend upon Facebook’s security; it’s not just the other properties Faceberg owns, like Instagram: think about the number of websites you visit daily that say to login with Facebook. For those 50M Facebookers, all of those website (and more) just became exposed. 

And, you know, not to keep beating a dead horse, most Facebook accounts contain enough information that a hacker could use to defeat those silly 5-question authentication systems that credit systems like to use: childhood addresses, schools, pet names, etc.

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7 Responses to ‘Oops,’ Said Faceberg

  1. Kiwiwriter says:

    This is why I say it doesn’t matter what happens in this election or any election…the Russian Federated Intelligence Service is counting the votes. And as William Marcy Tweed said 150 years ago, “As long as I count the votes, what are you going to do about it?”


  2. tony prost says:

    just like in the Colonial village, there are no secrets in the Global village.


  3. Redhand says:

    Time to start regulating the shit out of this data mining scam. I’m sick to death of FB and its privacy failures.

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  4. Osiris Opto says:

    Hmmm… something tells me the hackers are charging less for Facebook data than Facebook.


  5. Jim says:

    Facebook has become a disaster. I get that a lot of people still use it (all my relatives and family do) but we need to radically reform this platform or recreate it without the android who heads it now


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