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Facebook said Tuesday that it had “no evidence” that attackers got into other sites through a hack of its login feature. <em>(Reuters)</em>

Facebook said Tuesday that it had “no evidence” that attackers got into other sites through a hack of its login feature. (Reuters)

Take the green route not Facebook’s blue one

“The most reasonable way to respond to Facebook’s announcement last week that a security breach allowed hackers to infiltrate the accounts of at least 50 million users, and possibly tens of millions more.
The hack gave attackers access to not just your Facebook account but also possibly the many accounts you used Facebook to log in with — services like Instagram, Spotify, Airbnb, Tinder, Pinterest, Expedia, The New York Times and more than 100,000 other places online.”

Farhad Manjoo, NYTimes

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I’ve always let friends and family know to preferably sign on to third party online services with their e-mail address. Take the green route not Facebook’s blue one. Not necessarily for security reasons, just because as a designer, I detest Facebook’s aesthetics, perhaps even for ethical reasons. Online is not secure nor recommended for distraction. Online is for business purpose when other marketing measures are out of fiscal reach (or as an additional measure to your offline budget).
 

NYTimes Dienstag Morgen Briefing


Source: NYTimes Friday morning briefing