Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Facebook today announced that 50 million user accounts were ‘impacted’ by a security breach that potentially allows an attacker to take over an account.
Apparently the issue was caused by a flaw in Facebook’s ‘View As’ feature that lets you see what your profile looks like from the perspective of other users in the system.
Facebook has reported that they have fixed the flaw and deleted access tokens that allow users to access Facebook without logging in each time from the same machine. This means about 90 million users will be prompted to log in from any device they use at their next access.
And while you don’t have to change your password as it wasn’t directly exposed, it might not be a bad idea – especially if you haven’t changed it lately.
Everyone stay safe out there!