Facebook has long been associated with all manner of negative connotations, from murder, rape, party-crashing, yet, when one person tries to point out a security hole, they getting the virtual equivalent of a f**k off, denial that it is a bug, and a metaphorical middle finger? So the hacker then takes it higher and gets suspended for violating T+Cs? Why am I not surprised by Facebook’s behaviour? Because that is what I have come to expect of Facebook.
I am thankful I have no Facebook account. I used to many moons ago, and terminating it was probably the best decision of my life.
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- Notice of security breach on Ubuntu Forums site (canonical.com)
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- Ubuntu Forums Hacked – Millions of Username, password, email address stolen (ehackingnews.com)
- Linux forum hacked and user details collected (pcauthority.com.au)
- Passwords of 1.8M Ubuntu Forums users compromised in hack (net-security.org)