Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Facebook says 600,000 account logins compromised every day


29 Oct 2011   #1

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Facebook says 600,000 account logins compromised every day

Quote:
Facebook said this week that hackers using stolen username and password credentials try to break into at least 600,000 accounts every day on the mammoth social networking site.

The revelation was buried in a new security announcement issued by the company on Thursday describing the virtues of its new "Trusted Friends" password restoration technique. UK-based computer security firm Sophos first noticed the data.

The Facebook blog entry includes an infographic explaining the success of the network's efforts to beat back spam, account hijacking, and other ills. In it, Facebook says that "only 0.06 percent of 1 billion logins per day are compromised." The site is able to precisely count the number of stolen or otherwise compromised logins because it challenges the would-be hackers with additional authentication questions, such as asking users to identify friends in pictures, said spokesman Barry Schnitt.
Source

Only 0.06 percent...how reassuring!


A Guy

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

29 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Wow, crazy!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

WOW
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


Reply

 Facebook says 600,000 account logins compromised every day




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Facebook says 600,000 account logins compromised every day
Thread Forum
HTPC/Server Setup. Multiple Account Logins Installation & Setup
Facebook Account Chillout Room
Facebook account Hacked:please help Chillout Room
My Facebook and email were compromised, but I have regained access... System Security
Researchers Uncover Public Cache of Stolen Facebook Logins Security News

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:17 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33