50 Million Facebook Users Data Hacked [28 September 2018]

50 million facebook uers data hacked

A few months ago one of this news was on the limelight about Facebook, that Cambridge Analytica the UK- based company has stolen about 87 million users data from Facebook.

Cambridge Analytica gets this all users data from the lecturer of Cambridge University, Aleksandr Logan.

Logan created an app called “thisisyourdigitallife” which is used to predict the personality of the user.

While using this app, this app used to ask for user access like Facebook Profiles, locations and their friend data as well.

And logan received all data and sent to Cambridge Analytica and they use this data for elections purpose, according to media networks.

50 MILLIONS FACEBOOK USERS DATA HACKED

 

Again on 28th of September Facebook has officially announced that around 50 million Facebook accounts have been hacked.

All this happens due to the bug.

Actually, there was an option, “View As” on the cover photo which allows you to see your own profile as another person.

This feature automatically used to generate a token which is a Digital key. This digital key helps the user to login without username and password.

This is the same thing when we click on “Remember Me” during signing in. This actually creates a token and through this, you do not need to enter your username and password again and again and it automatically sign you in.

And anyone can easily access your Facebook account if he or she knows your token key without your username and password.

Hackers find out this bug on “View As” feature and they hacked around 50 million users account from across the globe.

Now Facebook has removed that “View As” feature.

And Facebook is purposely logging out those users who used this “View As” feature in the past.

Facebook told that you don’t need to change your password but definitely you must log out your account once and then again sign in.

HOW CAN YOU PROTECT YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT FROM BEING HACKED

 

1. Never use third party Apps.
2. You should always change your Facebook password once a month.
3. Avoid using Facebook in a cybercafe.
4. Never sign in to your Facebook account from others phone or computers.
5. Never click on any links which claim to upgrade your Facebook account, improve your security, increase post likes or any other unofficial links because those may be a phishing website which looks exactly same as the Facebook website and you may get trapped.
6. Do not use those apps who claims to tell you about people who visited your profile.

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