Can Facebook Be Made Safe After Stamos?

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?

$1.63 Billion Breach Fine Discussed As Facebook CSO Legacy

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

Holding Facebook Executives Responsible for Crimes

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

Will Facebook CSO Face Jail Time?

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?

Facial Recognition on Facebook

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

Facebook Security Leak Since 2007

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 users’ 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