Facebook Discovered a Security Breach Affecting Almost 50 Million Accounts

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Facebook has found some serious security breach which might be affecting more than 50 million Facebook users account. Earlier today, Facebook via its official blog post said that their team of engineers discovered a security breach affecting almost 50 million Facebook accounts around the world. Facebook said in a Tweet that there are taking this as an incredibly serious issue and they want every Facebook users to know about this.

In its tweet, Facebook said that “If you’ve been logged out of your account and asked to sign back in, it’s because we’ve discovered a security issue and are taking immediate action to protect people on Facebook.”

Here is what Guy Rosen, VP of Product Management said in a statement.

“Our investigation is still in its early stages. But it’s clear that attackers exploited a vulnerability in Facebook’s code that impacted ‘View As’, a feature that lets people see what their own profile looks like to someone else. This allowed them to steal Facebook access tokens which they could then use to take over people’s accounts. Access tokens are the equivalent of digital keys that keep people logged in to Facebook so they don’t need to re-enter their password every time they use the app.”

“Here is the action we have already taken. First, we’ve fixed the vulnerability and informed law enforcement. Second, we have reset the access tokens of the almost 50 million accounts we know were affected to protect their security.”

Facebook said that there is no need to change the Password of the Facebook, but if you are having trouble logging into your Facebook account or have forgotten your account password then they should visit our Facebook Help Center.


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