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Facebook Breach

With 800 million users worldwide, Facebook has been breached again.

On September 16, 2018, Facebook noticed unusual spike of users accessing the social media giant and started an internal investigation. On September 25, 2018, the Facebook engineering team had discovered that hackers had exploited what appears to be a bug in the ‘View as’ feature. This allowed a user to see what their profile looks like to someone else, this was meant to allow the user to ‘see’ how their privacy setting looked to another person. This allow the attackers to see everything in a victims Facebook profile.

Facebook is reporting that 50 million accounts were affected, an additional 40 million accounts could have potentially been affected. As part of the fix to this bug, Facebook logged out 90 million accounts. With that being said, Facebook confirmed that third-party sites, where users used their Facebook account to login, were also affected.

So, what can you do?

  • Change your password to something that is long and complex. This may be a good time to get a password manager. If you are an iOS user, Apple has released iOS 12 with integration with third-party password managers.
  • Sign out of all third-party sites that use your Facebook account
  • You can setup Facebook’s Two Factor Authentication with your mobile number but be warned they are using this to target you with ads. Remember, if the product is free, you are the product.
  • Don’t forget about the other Facebook apps your will want to change your password on also

*Facebook Messenger (Usually tied to your Facebook account)

*Instagram

These are the major main stream apps, but here is a list of acquisitions made by Facebook over the years and there may be applications you use.

Here are some helpful links to help you out:

Secure Password Generator: http://passwordsgenerator.net
Password Managers:
• 1Password: https://1password.com
• LastPass: https://www.lastpass.com
• DashLane: https://www.dashlane.com
Change your Facebook Password: https://www.facebook.com/help/213395615347144
Change your Instagram Password: https://help.instagram.com/129844100551729
Remove Apps and Websites that user your Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/help/262314300536014/
iOS 12 AutoFill Passwords: https://www.macobserver.com/tips/quick-tip/how-to-enable-password-autofill-ios-12/

If you need help with a Managed IT Services and Security Solution give EnhancedTECH a call at 714-970-9330 or contact us at sales@enhancedtech.com.

Author: Paul Kumagai, DarkHound Security Group

Date: October 2, 2018

Samantha Keller

Samantha Keller

Director of Marketing and PR at EnhancedTECH
Samantha Keller (AKA Sam) is a published author, tech-blogger, event-planner and mother of three fabulous humans. Samantha has worked in the IT field for the last fifteen years, intertwining a freelance writing career along with technology sales, events and marketing. She began working for EnhancedTECH ten years ago after earning her Bachelor’s degree from UCLA and attending Fuller Seminary. She is a lover of kickboxing, extra-strong coffee, and Wolfpack football.Her regular blog columns feature upcoming tech trends, cybersecurity tips, and practical solutions geared towards enhancing your business through technology.
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