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How Facebook Is Protecting Its Users From A Security Breach At Adobe

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Facebook is taking steps to protect its users from a security breach at Adobe that may have compromised the encrypted account data of up to 150 million of its users, requiring users who were impacted by the Adobe issue to change their Facebook passwords and answer some additional security questions in order to access their accounts, according to Krebs on Security.

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Facebook Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan Defends White Hat Program’s Response To Researcher Who Hacked Mark Zuckerberg

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Facebook Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan said in a note on the Facebook Security page that he understood the frustration expressed by Khalil Shreateh, who used a bug he reported to the social network to post directly to the Timeline of Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, but he defended the company’s decision to not offer a reward to Shreateh because he involved an actual user (not to mention the head of the company) and did not use a test account.

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After Facebook Security Rejected His Bug Report, Khalil Shreateh Used The Bug To Post Directly On Mark Zuckerberg’s Timeline

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Palestinian information system expert Khalil Shreateh discovered a bug that allowed Facebook users to post on the Timelines of other Facebook users, even when they were not connected as friends, but when he submitted it to the social network’s white hat program, Facebook Security responded that it was not a bug. So Shreateh went straight to the top, exploiting the bug to post on the Timeline of none other than Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

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HOW TO: Avoid Facebook Scams

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Scams are all over Facebook. There are stories telling users that Facebook will end on a certain date, miracle diet pills, celebrity sex tapes, and other shady posts. With a little vigilance, though, users can make sure that they’re not continuing the chain. Miranda Perry, staff writer for Scambook, spoke with AllFacebook about ways that people can make sure that they’re not giving away information to scammers or spamming their friends’ News Feeds with malicious links.

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