Today Facebook explains that on Tuesday, they discovered a security issue, compromising 50 Million accounts. Just to be clear, that is a five followed by seven additional zeroes. While I’m not a fan of Facebook generally, I do appreciate that they shared this with users within days of discovery. (The post explains they discovered the breach on September 25.) At the same time, it’s only been days and 50 million is an awfully round number. Is that really all?
While it is easy to poke fun at Facebook, I think a lot of companies are vulnerable. The hackers are getting smarter and they only need the folks holding our data to make one mistake. Get yourself a password manager and please use multiple, secure passwords. You probably know my choice is MPU sponsor 1Password but whatever your preference, get some real security tools to back you up.