Ah Zuck! Reason 50 million not to trust Facebook

Subject: General Tech | September 28, 2018 - 02:10 PM |
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On a normal day, we would all be outraged about Facebook taking advantage of the phone number that you provided for two factor authentication to offer you even more advertising, but it is 2018 so you can just forget about that.  Instead it is the news that 50 million accounts were breached earlier this week, thanks to a Facebook feature that lets you gaze up your own navel profile. 

Unsavoury types made use of this to steal Facebook access tokens and access you private messages and other posts which were not public until Facebook forcibly logged them off.  You can read more about this, as well as a certain event scheduled for this weekend, over at The Inquirer.

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"The breach, which Facebook engineers discovered on 25 September, saw hackers exploit a vulnerability in Facebook's code that impacted 'View As', a feature that lets people see what their own profile looks like to someone else."

Here is some more Tech News from around the web:

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Source: The Inquirer

September 28, 2018 | 03:37 PM - Posted by WellThatJustBlewTheDoorsOffOfThatJointDaddyO (not verified)

From this article's Subheading, Tech Talk:

"•Scientists Accidentally Blow Up Their Lab With Strongest Indoor Magnetic Field Ever @ Slashdot"

Reminder, overbuild the Protective Doors on the expermert's protective cage to withstand much bigger booms than expected! Man that's some Teslas of the magnetic kind!
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Some other unrelated stuff on the interwebs are of interest for new CPU Micro-Archs maybe with some listed patents from AMD that may or may not be used in future processors(1).

So the Reddit(r/Amd) post(1) lists 3 Patents discussed in a: "All three patents are mentioned in the relevant 'Epyc 2' discussion thread in SemiAccurate forum." [Maybe that's Zen 2 and The poster does not Know the difference between the Marketing name, Epyc, and the CPU Micro-Arch name Zen/Zen2.]

So that S/A forum's link and links to the 3 patents are also included in the Reddit post. Read up and see for yourself as patent filings are always interesting sources of information.

Note: The SemiAccurate forum site sets of my Firewall/Anti-Virus software's coin-mining scypt detector lately so I have not been going there for the last 6 months!

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"[News] (CPU)New AMD patents pertaining to the future architecture of their processors"

https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/9jovln/new_amd_patents_pertaining_...

September 29, 2018 | 01:39 PM - Posted by Anonymouse (not verified)

You're mixing up two unrelated stories. The login bug was due to a bug in one of the segments of the 'view profile as' page incorrectly producing a valid API key. Nothing to do with phone numbers.

As for the phone number thing: giving somebody information means they have that information, news at 11. Think before you share, because you cannot unshare.

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