Monday, October 19, 2015

Victim of state spying? Facebook will tell you

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The social network will now explicitly warn users it fears are being targeted by state-sponsored hackers


Facebook will explicitly notify users it believes have been targeted by an attacker suspected of working on behalf of a nation state, the company has announced.

Users whose accounts are targeted or compromised by state-sponsored hackers will now receive a notification upon login, warning them that “we believe your Facebook account and your other online accounts may be the target of attacks from state-sponsored actors”.

The user is then prompted to turn on Facebook’s “login approvals”, a form of two-factor authorisation which texts a login code to the user when they (or anyone else) tries to access the app using their phone.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/oct/19/facebook-warn-users-state-spying-hackers 

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