Facebook Improves Security After Vandalism on Mark Zuckerberg's Fan Page


Submitted by Allthewebsites.org Administrator | Category: Technology | Published on Jan 27, 2011
 
Abstract:
Just after Mark Zuckerberg's fan page vandalism, Facebook is introducing more security measures such as social authentication, Friend captcha, SSL browsing etc.,

"Let the hacking begin: If facebook needs money, instead of going to the banks, why doesn't Facebook let its users invest in Facebook in a social way? Why not transform Facebook into a 'social business' the way Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus described it? [LINK] What do you think? #hackercup2011″

This was the message spotted on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Fan Page, which was reported by a Techcrunch Editor.

Now, Facebook has informed that it was caused by a software bug.

"A bug enabled status postings by unauthorised people on a handful of pages, the bug has been fixed," the BBC quoted the site as saying in a statement.

Facebook is introducing more secure measures like social authentication, ability to browse Facebook on SSL as a continued commitment to security.

To learn more about how to keep your information safe on Facebook and across the internet, please visit the Facebook Security Page.

Social Authentication

Traditional captchas can be broken by skilled hackers and crackers. To mitigate this risk,  Facebook will show you a few pictures of your friends and ask you to name the person in those photos. Hackers halfway across the world might know your password, but they don't know who your friends are.

Pick a better Password

Users should be very cautious in choosing the passwords for their Facebook account.
Do not use the same password for all the websites you sign up.

 

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