We all know very well that the social network giant Facebook has serious security issues and these seem to be appearing at an ever-increasing rate and leaving users vulnerable and exposed. Hence, now according to the latest reports, the latest Facebook hack exposed the data of 50 million users.
Facebook Hack Exposed 50 Million Users
The social network giant Facebook has serious security issues and these seem to be appearing at an ever-increasing rate and leaving users vulnerable and exposed. Among the several orders of importance, they do not let the users rest and these situations are making all its users more worried.
The latest crash came recently and accounts for the exposure of 50 million users of the largest social network on the planet, of course, Facebook. This will be the biggest attack on user privacy.
This is one of the most serious security flaws that has affected the social network giant Facebook in recent years. The social network giant Facebook announced its discovery today, but this is a process that has run since last Tuesday when it was identified by its security team.
The problem focuses on the “View as” functionality, which allows the user to view their profile as an external element or with any other profile within the social network. Attackers were able to exploit a vulnerability and gained access to the security tokens for this feature.
With these tokens, the attackers were able to access user accounts and gain access to all the data they had stored, whether public or private.
The crash has since been fixed last Thursday, with the social network giant Facebook turning off the “See as” feature until the investigation of this issue is terminated and new security testing can be performed.
Another measure is taken, which affects the 50 million potential users affected and 40 million who used the “See as” function, is the revocation of security tokens, which will force these users to re-authenticate themselves on the platform of the social network giant Facebook.
The failure originated in an update that the social network giant Facebook conducted in July 2017 on one of the components of its video service, in particular, the upload functionality of these videos.
According to the social network giant Facebook, this crash does not require users to perform the usual keyword change of their account by simply revoking the security tokens that the social network giant Facebook has already performed today.
It is too early for the social network giant Facebook and the authorities to understand the extent of this failure and the amount of data that may have been stolen from users’ accounts.
With increasingly frequent problems and at various levels, users of the largest Internet social network, of course, I am talking about Facebook begin to question their stability and the data they place within this service. So, what do you think about this? Simply share all your views and thoughts in the comment section below.