540 million data records of Facebook users were compromised after third-party apps and sites stored the data on unsecured servers.
The leaked information included comments, likes, reactions, account names, and FB IDs, and some email addresses. The app called At The Pool even stored passwords of 22,000 users in plaintext.
Security expert tips: If you have used At The Pool, make sure you are not reusing the same password for any other accounts. All other Facebook users, beware of phishing attacks based on your account activity.
How to protect yourself
Don’t use third-party Facebook apps. These apps collect data on Facebook and deliver it to third parties who may not be secure. If you don’t want your private data showing up on unsecured servers, don’t use any third-party apps on Facebook.
Don’t use Facebook. This is a tough ask for many users, but the arguments for leaving Facebook are growing. With more and more data breaches and suspicious activities coming to light every month, more people are questioning whether this free service is worth it.
Reduce your Facebook activity levels. The less time you spend on Facebook and the less you do on their platform, the less they know about you. When creating or editing your account, don’t provide them with any more data than they need to provide their service.
Social Networks play very important roles in current Internet world. From Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Linkedin, these giant social player, to Pinterest, Path, Intagram, Foursquare, smaller networks.
All I want to do today, is to make a plan. Be an active users in above social networks.
Frankly speaking, I am a heavy user of Twitter. There is a small Chrome window staying at the second monitor.
I have 608 followers right now. Here is a tool can track the changes of your followers. http://twittercounter.com
Another tool is call Unfollowers.me, which can tell you who isn’t following you back.
It is kind easy, when I check the people who I am not follow back, I can follow them. I can also take certain action to those does not follow back to me.
Regarding Facebook, I spend a lot of time on it. Social and Games.
Game is also part of social. My Facebook page of David Yin’s Blog. It is another way to get more people to follow me.
Google is not good at Social network. It failed many times. But, it looks it is serious this time.
I will try to use Google Plus as my third social network tool. Hope it can attract new audience here.
More and more workers use social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn. At the same time, more and more HRs make the decision based on the social media activity of a job candidate.
Let us see a figure.
There are 34% employers that have rejected a job candidate because of the person’s social-media activity.
It is the very first time, I saw the following message when I enter facebook.com URL.
Your account is currently unavailable due to a site issue. We expect this to be resolved shortly. Please try again in a few minutes.
I google it and some answers come out.
One of it is:
For the official help on this error message please follow this link.
Many users have been receiving this error message for the past few days. You are probably receiving this message because facebook is working on the database that your account is stored on. Keep in mind that it is possible for you to receive this message and that your friend/spouse may not experience any issues (even if they are in the same household or city). If you have been getting this error message for more than 24 hours, facebook recommends clearing your cache and your cookies. Follow this link to find out how to clear your cache and your cookies.
A lot of people are heavy users of Facebook. If you are the one, you may want to know how to Get a copy of what you’ve shared on Facebook. It is as easy as 5 steps. Here is a how-to for downloading your Facebook data.
1) Signin Facebook, Go to Account Settings.
Now you will see the following page, click the link Download a copy