Facebook announced a major security breach on September 28th. Details are available at https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2018/09/security-update
Facebook reports that they don’t yet know exactly what information has been compromised, however, they did confirm that users who use Facebook to log into other accounts and apps may have gained access to those accounts and apps as well.
Frontline Computer Services recommends taking the following steps to secure your Facebook account:
- Change your Facebook Password: https://www.facebook.com/help/248976822124608/?helpref=hc_fnav Facebook has publicly stated that passwords were not compromised and they do not need to be changed but we suggest taking this opportunity to create a new unique password that you will only use for Facebook.
- Log out of Facebook on all other devices: https://www.facebook.com/help/211990645501187?helpref=search&sr=6&query=log%20out
- Turn off Facebook integration with apps games and websites: https://www.facebook.com/help/211829542181913?helpref=search&sr=22&query=Logged%20in%20with%20Facebook Your Facebook account can be used to log into other third-party apps and websites. This breach allowed the hackers to access those accounts as well. Change your password to unique strong passwords for these accounts as well.
- Enable two-factor authentication: https://www.facebook.com/help/148233965247823/?ref=u2u Two-Factor authentication, when enabled, will require you to enter a separate code or PIN in addition to your username and password the first time you log into Facebook from a new and unrecognized device. This PIN can be delivered automatically by text message or via a third-party two-factor authentication app like Duo (www.duo.com). You can sign up for a free Duo account.