stated: “we have found no evidence to date that anyone internally abused or improperly accessed them.” However, they will be notifying hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users, tens of millions of other Facebook users, and tens of thousands of Instagram users.
The bigger problem is that this is just another one in a string of Facebook security gaffes. Other recent issues have included sharing user private messages with advertisers and letting users be looked up by their phone numbers – defeating the principle of two-factor authentication. It’s enough to make you wonder if your own Facebook account has been hacked.
Even more, this comes as Facebook has announced a pivot to privacy – and signaled its intentions to combine its various messaging apps into a single structure. While they can probably do the physical merger of these apps, it still is a question if they are able and ready to handle the privacy part of their planned new equation.
Even if you did not get notified by Facebook you should chance your password – just in case. It’s easy, all you need to do is follow the below security tips:
If you have trouble coming up with a good, strong, and complex enough password, you can always use a good Password Manager to create one for you.