Facebook confirms last week about its discovery of a security issue that affected over 50 million accounts. This was in relation to the vulnerability in the code. The feature of “View As” that lets people see what their own profile looks like to others. This affected over millions of users and accounts have been reset following when the bug was reported on September 25.
The ‘View As’ feature when used, Facebook get admission to tokens are created which might be virtual keys that are shown wearing the login credentials that allows the consumer to access Facebook on their smartphone or other gadgets without requiring to log in over and over. This vulnerability allows the attackers to post videos on the affected profiles. Facebook has since then fixed the vulnerability and has reset almost all the accounts as a precautionary measure. The accounts which have used this feature over the past year counts up the number from 50 million to 90 million people, every user will have to log back in.
Facebook has not turned off the feature of View As feature until the whole security issue is been resolved and gets a permanently fixed. Law enforcement agencies have been informed about the breach and notified to take necessary actions to find attackers who might have exploited. There is no concrete data about the incident and whether the accounts were misused.
There is nothing to worry about because as all the access tokens have been reset. When you check back on if you logged out simply log in again. Facebook has also said it will be notifying all the accounts which are been affected with this vulnerability. The company has assured to find out who is behind the attack and get all the resources full information soon.
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