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Facebook's security flaws exposed more than Facebook — here's what (little) you can do

Security researchers are warning users to be on alert for suspicious activity — on and off Facebook.

SAN FRANCISCO — The security issue Facebook announced on Friday has alarmed researchers who say attackers collected information that not only gave access to sensitive information on Facebook, but also could be used to access many websites that use the social network's "Login with Facebook" function.

Facebook revealed that unnamed attackers were able to exploit a series of flaws to collect “access tokens” for 50 million accounts. Those tokens, Facebook said, would allow attackers to take over profiles and theoretically access any information therein. It has not announced how many of those 50 million accounts were accessed or what if any information was taken.

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Monday, October 1st 2018 at 10:07AM
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