Facebook Fails At User Security Again…. Reinforces The Need To #DeleteFacebook

Facebook has failed again to protect its users data. This time over 400 million user records have leaked out from a server that wasn’t protected with a password. And each record that was leaked contained a user’s Facebook ID and the phone number linked to their account.

#EpicFail

TechCrunch has the details:

TechCrunch verified a number of records in the database by matching a known Facebook user’s phone number against their listed Facebook ID. We also checked other records by matching phone numbers against Facebook’s own password reset feature, which can be used to partially reveal a user’s phone number linked to their account.

That’s not good at all. Clearly Facebook doesn’t have or doesn’t care to have the wherewithal to protect user data. But according to the company, there’s nothing to see here. Here’s how the company spun this latest security gong show:

This dataset is old and appears to have information obtained before we made changes last year to remove people’s ability to find others using their phone numbers,” the spokesperson said. “The dataset has been taken down and we have seen no evidence that Facebook accounts were compromised.”

Yeah. Right. Sure. Like I believe anything that Facebook has to say. They’ve proven to be completely untrustworthy. and quite honestly they need to be exterminated from the face of the Earth. Take it from me. It’s time to #DeleteFacebook. Do it now. You’ll be better off for it.

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