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Facebook has toned down its Friday warning that stolen credentials could be used to compromise third-party apps. Last week, the company 'fessed up to a bug in its “View As” feature that let miscreants harvest millions of account access tokens. At the time, the Silicon Valley behemoth reckoned a mere 50 million accounts were “ …

  1. malle-herbert Silver badge
    Holmes

    Interesting impact of the GDPR 72-hour deadline:

    1) Companies announcing breaches so users can take appropriate action.

    2) Everybody knows it's time to change passwords.

    3) A month later truth is included in official filing so we look like complete dumbasses instead of letting us cover it up...

    1. Dan 55 Silver badge

      Re: Interesting impact of the GDPR 72-hour deadline:

      Facebook have to talk to the Irish data protection authority within 72 hours, but they don't have to talk to users.

      The ex-CISO from Facebook really doesn't know that?

      1. iron Silver badge

        Re: Interesting impact of the GDPR 72-hour deadline:

        Well prior to working at Facebook they worked as a Fries Technician at McD's.

        1. macjules Silver badge
          Coat

          Re: Interesting impact of the GDPR 72-hour deadline:

          Ah,so that's where they get the idea of serving up everything after 72 hours comes from.

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  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Alex Stamos isn't worth listening to

    ..."Stamos: 2) Everybody is confused on actual impact, lots of rumours"...

    ____

    At least users aren't getting lied to and deceived, like how it used to be!

    Stamos claims he was one of the 'good guys' at Facebook. But this is a welcome break from his tenure of downplaying leaks / breaches as if no one was affected. Months later, sorry its a CA-Palantir sized clusterfck!

    The worse part is Stamos lied about the 2FA Ads scandal. At the time he claimed 'the ads were being sent out due to a bug". Now we know it was all deliberate data mining. Get stuffed Stamos! You had your chance to make things better, instead you chose to bend over for rent-boy Zuk!

    ____

    https://gizmodo.com/facebook-is-giving-advertisers-access-to-your-shadow-co-1828476051

    1. JohnFen Silver badge

      Re: Alex Stamos isn't worth listening to

      "Stamos claims he was one of the 'good guys' at Facebook"

      I have a hard time believing that there are any actual "good guys" at Facebook.

      1. Mark 85 Silver badge

        Re: Alex Stamos isn't worth listening to

        I have a hard time believing that there are any actual "good guys" at Facebook.

        That definitely applies to the board, execs, and probably all department heads. I'm sure there's some "good guys" deep down in the trenches just trying to do a good job and get a paycheck. But then, the excuse of "only following orders" doesn't fly well anymore, so there is that to consider.

        1. JohnFen Silver badge

          Re: Alex Stamos isn't worth listening to

          "I'm sure there's some "good guys" deep down in the trenches"

          Maybe. But there really does come a point where actual "good guys" would no longer be able to stomach working for a company that continues to be a detrimental force in the world. After that, anyone remaining there, while they may not overtly be "bad guys", also can't really be thought of as "good" anymore.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Alex Stamos isn't worth listening to

      "The 72-hour notification brings the customer needs to the forefront, rather than shareholder value"

      BAM!!!

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45732071

  4. DCFusor Silver badge

    So

    The reported darknet offers of logins from this breach for $3/identity/account don't work and no customer has had the wit to use one? You know, the ones facebook probably can't even tell aren't legit because the user hasn't changed password (yet)?

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Hey guys!

    I'm not on Facebook.

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