Hackers Find Security Loophole Impacting Nearly 50 Million Facebook Users
Full impact is not known, but it is believed to be the largest breach in Facebook history.
Facebook is in the hot seat again. Last Friday, Facebook disclosed that hackers found a security loophole caused by three separate bugs that affected nearly 50 million Facebook accounts. According to Guy Rosen, vice president of product management, hackers used Facebook’s “View As” feature to steal access tokens, allowing them to take over people’s accounts. Facebook said these tokens are the equivalent to digital keys which allow users to stay logged into the app without having to retype their password each time.
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