Five years ago in 2014, the future of Facebook trust was in the balance. What happened? ‘When I joined Facebook in 2016, my mom was so proud of me, and I could walk around with my Facebook backpack all over the world and people would stop and say, ‘It’s so cool that you worked for … Continue reading The Facebook Trust Disaster Was Easily Predicted
The hits keep coming against Facebook’s CSO, as details of his breaches expand dramatically. Here’s the screenshot forwarded to me by a concerned reader: Apparently two weeks passed with fiddles playing while the vulnerability languished. This hints at an organization awash in staff and money unable to execute on safety. One could say it is … Continue reading Can Facebook Be Made Safe After Stamos?
At Blackhat this year people sometimes asked me if I was familiar with the “Charlatan Security Officer” situation at Facebook. I was not sure what they meant, and then they showed me threads online and invited me to meetings where this was the topic. Screenshots like the following one about ex-Yahoo CSO and current Facebook … Continue reading $1.63 Billion Breach Fine Discussed As Facebook CSO Legacy
Interesting write-up on Vox about the political science of Facebook, and how it has been designed to avoid governance and accountability: …Zuckerberg claims that precisely because he’s not responsible to shareholders, he is able instead to answer his higher responsibility to “the community.” And he’s very clear, as he says in interview after interview and … Continue reading Holding Facebook Executives Responsible for Crimes
Russell Wasendorf allegedly stole over $215 million from his customers and falsified bank statements to cover it up. Bernie Madoff was arrested for losing $50 billion while running ponzi schemes. Jeffrey Skilling was initially sentenced to 24 years in prison and fined $45 million for recording projected future profits as actual profits. Is the Facebook … Continue reading Will Facebook CSO Face Jail Time?
An established German company named Merck in the 1880s sent one of its chemists to New York to import drugs to the American market and capitalize on the fast-growing economy. Things went so well that just ten years later they began to look for ways to avoid high import tariffs and manufacture drugs in America; … Continue reading Facebook FAIL: ID mixup leads to lawsuit
I agree with this general assessment of Facebook Brad Shimmin, an analyst with Current Analysis, said it’s clear that Facebook hasn’t learned any big lessons from its previous privacy brouhahas . “Facebook’s repeated methodology of opting all users into new services, particularly services with potentially damaging ramifications, demonstrates a certain disregard for the security and … Continue reading Facial Recognition on Facebook
Two security researchers have documented a serious and long-standing design flaw in Facebook: Third parties, in particular advertisers, have accidentally had access to Facebook usersâ€™ accounts including profiles, photographs, chat, and also had the ability to post messages and mine personal information. […] There is no good way to estimate how many access tokens have … Continue reading Facebook Security Leak Since 2007
Arturo Bejar, who used to lead the security team at Yahoo!, has revealed that Facebook has been struggling to prevent accounts from being hijacked. We’re also starting to introduce Two Factor Authentication, a new feature to help prevent unauthorized access to your account. If you turn this new feature on, we’ll ask you to enter … Continue reading Facebook Offers Two-factor Login