Facebook Security

Take a video tour of Facebook’s election security war room

Beneath an American flag, 20 people packed tight into a beige conference room are Facebook’s, and so too the Internet’s, first line of defense for democracy. This is Facebook’s elect

Worries linger as Facebook withholds stolen searches & checkins

Hacked Facebook users still don’t know which 15 recent searches and 10 latest checkins were exposed in the company’s massive breach it detailed last week. The company merely noted that those w

Here’s how to find out if your Facebook was hacked in the breach

Are you one of the 30 million users hit by Facebook’s access token breach announced two weeks ago? Here’s how to find out. Facebook breach saw 15M users’ names & contact info a

Facebook breach saw 15M users’ names & contact info stolen, 14M’s bios too

Facebook has now detailed what data was scraped and stolen in the breach it revealed two weeks ago. 30 million users, not 50 million as it initially estimated, had their access tokens stolen by hacker

Until data is misused, Facebook’s breach will be forgotten

We cared about Cambridge Analytica because it could have helped elect Trump. We ignored LocationSmart because even the though the company was selling and exposing the real-time GPS coordinates of our

Facebook hack could hasten regulation as Sen. Warner says Congress must “step up”

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) has issued a stern reprimand to Facebook over today’s revelation that 50 million users had their access token stolen by a hacker. “This is another sobering indic

10 critical points from Zuckerberg’s epic security manifesto

Mark Zuckerberg wants you to know he’s trying his damnedest to fix Facebook before it breaks democracy. Tonight he posted a 3,260-word battle plan for fighting election interference. Amidst dril

Login With Facebook data hijacked by JavaScript trackers

Facebook confirms to TechCrunch that it’s investigating a security research report that shows Facebook user data can be grabbed by third-party JavaScript trackers embedded on websites using Logi

Facebook security chief rants about misguided “algorithm” backlash

“I am seeing a ton of coverage of our recent issues driven by stereotypes of our employees and attacks against fantasy, strawman tech cos” wrote Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos

Facebook can unlock your account with facial recognition

Facebook has its own version of Apple’s Face ID. If you get locked out of your Facebook account, the company is testing a way to regain access by using your face to verify your identity. That co

Inside Facebook’s Efforts To Fortify Security In A Post-Snowden World

At Facebook, the security team isn't holed up in some basement wearing tinfoil hats. It's embedded across the company so any department dealing with sensitive data or access has security researchers i

Operation Unlike Is A Go: Page Fan Counts Are Dropping Because Facebook Is Deleting Fake Accounts

Some Facebook business <a target="_blank" href="http://pagedata.appdata.com/pages/leaderboard/fc/fan_count">Pages lost tens of thousands of fans today</a>, but they shouldn't fret. Facebook has confir

Facebook Increases Rejection And Flagging Of Spoofed Email Posts To Groups, Calls Issue A Web-Wide Security Flaw

Facebook has responded to reports of a security issue that lets people post in Groups as if they're someone else. It says this is a <a target="_blank" href="http://www.cert.org/tech_tips/email_spoofin

Facebook Asks Every User For A Verified Phone Number To Prevent Security Disaster

Every single Facebook user is or will soon be seeing a link at the top of their desktop news feed asking them to "Stay in control of your account by following these simple security tips". The link le