Posted 11/13/2013 at 4:41 PM
Posted 4 years ago
The Adobe hack, unsheathed last month of October, has Facebook covering users who had forgotten the golden rule of secure passwords: To pick different passwords for different accounts. Facebook are covering the backsides of those who picked a password and email that they have used before. In doing so they had accounts that were easy to hack.
Facebook can only take so much and has warned the users that if they don’t change their password they have to “disappear”. These users pick simple passwords and then use the same simple password for everything. Users are getting this message if they made their accounts a hacker’s paradise: “Recently, there was a security incident on another website unrelated to Facebook. Facebook was not directly affected by the incident, but your Facebook account is at risk because you were using the same password in both places.” Facebook watches out for data breaches and acted similarly to earlier breaches.