Facebook is having a bit of a wobbly morning - the site is unavailable for many, and working very, very slowly for others. Emails to the Reg suggest it has been having problems for at least three hours. It is not clear if there is a security problem or something has gone wrong with the site's ever-growing infrastructure. …
"Facebook has been claiming it is strengthening its security procedures. Anyone logging onto the site in recent weeks will have seen a message asking for additional email addresses and mobile phone numbers - apparently for security purposes, not in a cheeky attempt to get its hands on what's left of your private data."
GUFFAW HOWL BUHAHAHA...
Facebook - security :
Works fine on a Virgin cable account, but is slow as hell on a BT ADSL account, form my tests
BT DNS issue?
lots of customers this week with DNS issues who are BT Customers...
Re: BT ADSL
Hmm yeah must just be a BT fail issue, connects like crap from work, remote in to home works fine on my Orange ADSL :D
It's mass exodus from MySpace
mass exodus from MySpace?
all three users then?
Isn't an exodus a mass movement of people, in which case what is a mass exodus?
Three people from Mississippi?
An exodus of rather large people, perhaps?
"Anyone logging onto the site in recent weeks will have seen a message asking for additional email addresses and mobile phone numbers "
Either I've not seen it or just ignored it.
It did tell me I'd got a weak password* but, just the once.
*Any decent system would have told me to bugger off and use a 'real' password
I had to enter such details to validate my developer account (with the code they sent to me via SMS). Without doing so, it wouldn't allow me to change any details on my apps.
"Any decent system would have told me to bugger off and use a 'real' password"
Why? It's your fault. If it has warned you that your password is insecure and you didn't change it, I don't see why that's Facebook (or any site)'s problem. They're not in the business of making it harder for you to use the site.
How the hell am i supposed to tell the world i am currently sitting at my desk, pressing F5 a lot, whilst waiting for the kettle to boil!
Paris, because she loves a bit of downtime
Use twatter instead, although your message would drown i a sea of billions of other equally inconsequential updates, alas.
Twatter - where people with nothing to say say it often.
glitches in switzerland
its verrrry slow to upload messages here in sunny Geneva
Who also thought...
...their IT dept had finally blocked facebook at their workplace?
In other news
work levels have spiked this morning - however it has yet to be determined whether productivity went up or down
IPv6 works fine...
Regular IPv4 facebook is very slow for me, and often times out...
The IPv6 version - www.v6.facebook.com on the other hand works just fine.
continuing facebook problems
@ 12:48 UK Facebook freezes and does not load on Safari/Mac - all links on the search page freeze at the same time
Up and down....
...like a whore's drawers.
Not sure it is DNS. Tracert finds 18.104.22.168 every time
Facebook site is not working very well
This is a solution to a problem, not a problem in itself!
Additional email addresses
Multiple attack vectors, no? I'll keep my single unique-to-facebook email address kthx.
what a shame.
what will the vapid massesd do now?
Re: Oh dear...
Comment on The Register, maybe?
"I like this"
"I like this"
I like this
and I'm currently picking the fluff out of my belly button.
Re: Re: Oh dear...
Why is the Reg better than Facebook?
Here we have a dislike button without trojans!
i have been trying for about 4 hours to get on facebook but with no joy...funnily enough though u can visit the blog page : http://blog.facebook.com/ and that will have ur messages and posts bar at the top?
and from there i have managed to get to my profile and all is working good now :) very strange??
It's only facebook
so get over it.
I wonder how long till...
...Anonymous claim to have DDOSed it as someone posted an anti Assange comment.
Changed my DNS settings to point to OpenDNS servers rather than BT's and get an immediate connection........
What a relief!
When I first tried to connect to facebook and couldn't I was annoyed... but I have since washed the dishes, put a load in the washer, hoovered, made lunch, re-organsied the office and took the dog out for a walk. I have also made a start on revision I should have started days ago. I do not think it would be such a bad thing if that hoax about facebook closing in March was true afterall! We would all live our lives again!
clearly their fault. Give up your freedoms to fix the problem.
Why do you hate freedom?
Wow, are people still using facebook
That was so last year.
It's been acting up since...
... yesterday lunch time for me. And it's regardless of how I connect.
iPhone app, iPhone Opera browser, Firefox on laptop or firefox at work.
I blame those pesky kids...
News flash: World productivity increases ten fold!
As per the title. So what, Facebook is down. Get back to work you hippy!
Not BT's fault me thinks
For a start people all over the world are suffering the same problem,
Anyway, while www.facebook.com doesn't work, going to the mobile version http://m.facebook.com does.
Could it be something to do with the deployment of the new profile? Maybe Gremlins (TM)?
God, I can only wonder how companies are handling the sudden upsurge in productivity!
iPhone FB app on an O2 iphone works fine, trying to access FB via Safari from Mac using an O2 3G dongle doesn't, would assume the DNS would be the same for both...
never assume (I'm sure you know the rest of that saying)
o2 spilit the iphone off from the rest of their 3g infrastructure a couple of years ago (almost as soon as the iphone 3g came out) as a result it uses different gateways and dns servers to other 3g devices.
the only time it will use the same dns & gateway is if you enable tethering (and pay for the privilege)
using the different gateway & dns allows O2 a simple method of knowing how much of the data being used on your account is from your phone directly and how much is from other devices connecting through your phone
@Jess...ok, I guess what I meant is that the peering / routing outbound from O2 would be the same, regardless of device....
Interesting information though!! The only time I ever got tethering to work on my iPhone 3G PAYG was when iOS4 was released, for some reason for a few days tethering appeared as an option and I didn't even get charged to use it (no bolt-on fee, didn't use up any credit). Since "upgrading" to the iPhone 4 the tethering option no longer appears....
If Facebook were at all interested in security, they would enable SSL for the whole site, not just the login page.
The lesson from this is that you should never use Facebook (and a number of other sites) while connected to an open WiFi.
so it's BT failing again
They took down Google for an afternoon, the other month. With so many sites hooking back to google for ads and that, the internet was as good as down that time. At least it's only FB this time.
I love this quote
"But a PR later admitted that some people were having trouble logging onto the site, or moving around it at reasonable speed."
Have you notice that nobody ever admits that the site is broken completely, they always errr and pretend there is someone, somewhere who can use it!
"She said, at 2.50pm UK time, the team were working on fixing this and hoped to have everything running properly soon."
Well an hour later is obviously not "soon" in facebook terms... m.facebook.com seems okay from mobiles. Unfortunately it doesn't work from a desktop (without a user-agent hack) as the site tries to be smart and switch a desktop browser back to the desktop site.
Across the pond.
My users don't seem to have ANY trouble finding it, when at work!
Users will have to actually use other things on teh interwebz. Quel horreur!
We need a Zuckerberg demonface icon...
computer name and email?
Don't they already KNOW the email from when we log in with the correct password? If they expire all the cookies and the user logs in, the user's machine name seems to be forgotten, too. I'm SICK of telling fb this info whenever i log in from my laptop, mobile, desktop, a different browser on each... They're driving me frackin nuts. SO, i just peck in non-text, non-numeric strings of symbols, somewhere between 50 to 200 characters. Waiting to see what happens.
And, yes, fb, get you head out of your backside! Enable SSL from log in to log out. Otherwise, don't TALK about how secure you are.
sod all since 6am your time totaly useless
cant be hard to fix almost down 12 hours no updates zip
treating us like total Retards great just before they going sell shares in it ..................
- +Comment Anti-Facebook Ello: Here's why we're still in beta. SPAMGASM!
- NASA rover Curiosity drills HOLE in MARS 'GOLF COURSE'
- WHY did Sunday Mirror stoop to slurping selfies for smut sting?
- Business is back, baby! Hasta la VISTA, Win 8... Oh, yeah, Windows 9
- George Clooney, WikiLeaks' lawyer wife hand out burner phones to wedding guests