Internal documents show that the social network gave Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify and others far greater access to people’s data than it has disclosed.Source: As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants
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In this New York Times article they discuss FaceBook sharing your personal information with 3rd parties. This is probably not a surprise to anyone in IT, but you may not realize how much data they share and with whom. Two of the companies have links to the Russian and Chinese government. You may not care if Microsoft has your info or Apple, but how do you feel about a Russian search engine being able to tell who & what you like, where you are and even possibly information in private messages. All while trying to effect the outcome of a presidential election. In their research the NYT finds that permissions were given above what was needed and they weren’t monitored or rescinded when there was no longer a need. I encourage you to read more on the link below.
The Breach didn’t compromise passwords, but was related to a secure token allowing someone to convince Facebook they were you. It also effected some other apps that use Facebooks services. Read more on the CNet link below.
The vulnerability had to do with the social network’s “view as” feature.Source: Facebook breach put data of 50 million users at risk
If you are viewing a post from a mobile device pay close attention to the URL. A new(ish) exploit method simply uses a bunch of — (Dashes) to obscure part of the address. The article specifies Facebook but this same technique would work with other sites as well. The key is to be ever vigilant. Read more here: https://www.techworm.net/2017/06/facebooks-new-phishing-scam-pads-urls-hyphens.html
Did you know you can connect your Facebook Chat to iChat? It’s only a few steps and you’ll be chatting away. Checkout the link below. Facebook Chat.