What is the impact of the Facebook hack on you?

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The verbose explanation given by Facebook on its page may not adequately answer all these questions.

Facebook and sites like Google, Twitter and Tumblr are also accused of having allowed the spread through their networks of "fake news", including to manipulate public opinion ahead of the USA election in favour of Trump. To explain this feature better, take this example- say you have created a post which you want to show to all your Facebook Friends except one of your colleagues. Simultaneously, it still facing pressure from privacy advocates furious about prior privacy breaches and recently saw the departure of the founders of subsidiaries Instagram and Whatsapp amid reports of power struggles with their owner.

It's unclear how hard it would be for an attacker to use an access token to get into a third-party site.

"Users are not required to change their passwords, but people looking to log out of all the various places they're logged into their accounts can do so with a single click through the Security and Login section under the settings menu". Mark Warner [D., Va.], vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, whose latest lambasting of Facebook came Friday, declined to comment today about the potential fine.

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What is the security token? As a result, around 90 million people will now have to log back in to Facebook, or any of their apps that use Facebook Login.

Ireland's Data Protection Commission, which is Facebook's lead privacy regulator in Europe, said Saturday that it has demanded more information from the company about the nature and scale of the breach, including which European Union residents might be affected.

When did this breach occur?

Facebook does know who it behind the attacks.

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Security is an illusion, which is a truth increasingly relevant as social networking giant Facebook unearths a security breach affecting millions of users. It stemmed from a change they made to the video uploading feature in July 2017, which impacted "View As". Affected users were logged out and notified of the breach when they were logged back in. Were they looking for private data, or were they trying to impersonate real users and post misleading information? But it wasn't until mid-September that Facebook noticed an uptick in unusual activity, and not until this week that it learned of the attack, Rosen said. These tokens also allow the attackers to access any other accounts affected users log in to using Facebook.

What is Facebook doing to fix the bug?

Facebook has faced a lot of scrutiny over various aspects of its business and its capability to protect its users' information from any hack or breach. The company also has reset access tokens for the affected accounts and another 40 million accounts that have have used the "View As" feature in the past year. Facebook has logged out 90 million Facebook users from their accounts. The "View As" feature has been temporarily suspended as the investigation by Facebook into the hack continues. Simply follow the instructions and analyse all devices from which you had logged into your account previously.

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