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After Facebook glitch (March 5, 2024): Have you been able to log in to other people's accounts?

[German]Follow-up to this week's Facebook disruption, where users were forcibly logged out and could only log back in after a few hours. A reader has contacted me and reported that he was able to log in to Facebook under a … Continue reading

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Irish data protection authority fines Meta 390 million euros and appeals it's own decision

[German]The Irish Data Protection Authority (DPC) has imposed a fine of €390 million on Meta for user-based advertising on Facebook and Instagram. As a result, Meta is no longer allowed to run ads using users' personal data without their explicit … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

Irish DPC fines Meta/Facebook €265 million after data privacy incident

[German]The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has imposed a 265 million fine on Meta, Facebook's parent company. This follows a data protection incident in which millions of Facebook users' data was pulled from the company's systems via tools until September … Continue reading

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Mark Zuckerberg announces layoffs of 11,000 employees

[German]Now it's official, shortly after the US midterm elections, Mark Zuckerberg, the head of Facebook's parent, Meta, announces mass layoffs. The company, which operates Facebook, Instagram and WhtsApp, plans to lay off 11,000 employees. That's an estimated 13 percent of … Continue reading

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Meta finds over 400 mobile apps stealing Facebook credentials in 2022

[German]Facebook parent company Meta said that it's security researcher has already identified more than 400 malicious mobile apps this year that are out to steal their users' Facebook credentials. The problem could affect 1 million Facebook users who have installed … Continue reading

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Meta Vice President "Throws out the underperformers"

[German]Maher Saba is vice president of remote presence and engineering at Facebook parent company Meta, a top management position after Marc Zuckerberg. In a message to managers of the company, he instructed them to look for "underperformers" and kick them … Continue reading

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Facestealer Trojan from Google Play Store app 'Craftsart Cartoon Photo Tools' steals Facebook credentials

[German]Security researchers from Pradeo have discovered an Android app Craftsart Cartoon Photo Tools in the Google Play Store. It is infected with the well-known Facestealer Trojan and 100,000 people have downloaded the app onto their devices. The Trojan steals Facebook … Continue reading

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Facebook: Stock went down, and now exit threat in Europe? (Feb. 2022)

[German]Dark clouds over the horizon for Facebook and its users? Or joyful news for Internet users? Since Facebook (lately they call themselves Meta, but I'm still using Facebook here in the article) presented the last quarterly report, the stock has … Continue reading

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Facebook's outage and identity management dependencies

[German]On October 4, 2021, there was a worldwide, six-hour IT outage at the U.S. company Facebook. What many users didn't have on their radar: The outage showed the dependencies many users and businesses have on Facebook identity management. Here's some … Continue reading

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Irish DPC sends noyb a take down notice on a published Facebook draft decision

[German]The Irish data protection authority DPC has sent the data protection organization noyb, founded by Max Schrems in Austria, a so-called take down notice. This is a request to take down a published document from the organization's website. The document … Continue reading

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