"Facebook explains breach that exposed data on 50 million users"
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Facebook explains breach that exposed data on 50 million users
Facebook has announced a breach of starting around 50 million of its users.
An official post from Facebook's Vice President of Product Management Guy Rosen detailed the vulnerability.
Facebook's engineering team found a weakness in its code that lead attackers steal access token from profiles using the view as feature.
Which let users see how other page looks to other people.
The security issue was discovered on September 25th and Facebook say they have already patched the vulnerability.
The company admitted it was still investigating whether or not profiles has been misused or had information stolen on them and assure users it will updated them as they gather data about the bleach.
As for how this might affect your Facebook account, the View As feature has been disabled for the time being, as Facebook says they wanna make sure the feature is fully secured before reactivating it.
In addition, those access tokens that keep users logged into Facebook have been reset for effected users and users that have utilized the View As feature.
So, about 90 million users will have to log back into Facebook and anything else that uses their Facebook account to log in.
For now, the company says nobody needs to change their passwords, but we'll be updating the story here at CNET as more information is released.
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