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What Is a Facebook Password Breach and How To Prevent It

Facebook, one of the world’s biggest and most popular social media platforms, had reported several data breaches exposing users’ information in the past few years. According to the media report, the Facebook password breach incidents resulted in user information being exposed online. The latest incident was reported in April 2021.

What has happened?

 

According to the report, one low-level hacking forum user had published for free the personal data of over 500 million Facebook users. 

 

This is not the first time that Facebook users’ information was found exposed online. Another breach was uncovered in 2019 which led to millions of phone numbers being scraped from Facebook servers. After such incidents, security researchers say that hackers can use the data to impersonate others and commit cyber fraud.

 

A Facebook spokesperson says that “the data had been scrapped because of a vulnerability that the company patched in 2019”.

What was exposed from the Facebook password breach?

 

Much personal information was believed to have been exposed from the incident. The leaked information is believed to have involved phone numbers, Facebook account ID, users’ full names, users’ locations, users’ birthdays, biographical information, and in some cases, users’ email addresses.

 

According to the press, this time, the exposed data contains personal information of more than 533 million Facebook users that are from 106 countries, from which over 32 million were recorded on users in the US, 11 million were recorded on users in the UK, and another 6 million were recorded on users in India.

How to Secure Your Sensitive Data

 

As we are living in a technology era, the internet has gradually reshaped our entertainment, our work, and our lives. A lot of work cannot be done without networks today, it has brought many conveniences to our lives and has become an indispensable part of our lives. Living in a world like that, we all understand the importance of our private information and how it may put us at risk if this information has been misused.

 

That’s why an incident like the Facebook password breach is something no one wants to experience. However, if such an incident ever occurs to you, we have several recommendations:

 

  1. Change your passwords immediately. At the same time, you should check whether you have used the same password on different platforms. If that’s the case, you probably should change them all.
  2. Remember to back up your data. We recommend that you always backup your important information, it is a good practice to do, in that case, even if you are facing some unpredicted events, your important information is still accessible.
  3. Use 2-factor authentication. It’s never hurt to add another layer to safeguard your account.
  4. Choose a decent and unbreakable password management tool. With a professional tool, it shall not only help with storing your passwords in a safe place, but also help with better managing your data in an organized way.

 

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How to Generate a Secure Password and Update It in Your Passwarden Storage

 

1. Sign in to your Passwarden account.

2. Choose the item you want to update.

 

3. Click Edit in the right corner bottom. You should have a password that is 8 to 10 characters long, with lower-case and upper-case characters, numbers, and special symbols.

4. Update your password in the Password field.

 

5. Click Save.

 

You can also generate a random new passcode, click Generate Password next to the Password field, and follow the on-screen steps.

Benefits of Using Passwarden and How it Will Safeguard Your Data

Combine VPN with your password manager

 

One of the standout features Passwarden provides to users is that it allows users to enjoy the benefits of both a professional password manager tool and a VPN service at the same time! They can be combined by an ultimate security bundle. You could Learn more here about the MonoDefense security bundle, with that, you are ready to start your online experience with full protection.

Equipped with Powerful encryption

 

Our excellent password management tool Passwarden is equipped with the military-grade AES 256-bit encryption, with this level of encryption, whenever you store, synchronize or share your data, they will be scrambled and a stunning EC p-384 protocol will be used for public-key cryptography. With that kind of protection, you won’t need to worry anymore about the safety of your sensitive information.

Duress mode provided

 

As a decent and reliable password manager, we always treat the safety of your private information as a priority. You don’t have to worry even in the case when you have to give access to others your Passwarden storage. Because with Passwarden, we provide a Duress mode, and it will safeguard your privacy. You could simply click Settings and set up your special duress password to start using this feature. To activate this mode, you need to enter your duress password instead of entering your master code. You could imagine it as your sensitive data is double-locked.

Apply 2-factor authentication

 

We can never be too careful about the safety of our sensitive information. Luckily with Passwarden, we know they have been taken care of with the 2-factor authentication applied. The idea is to use two types of different authentication methods, normally they consist of something you know, for example, your account ID, and something you have, most of the time it’s an OTP (one-time password that has been sent to your email box). One can imagine the 2-factor authentication as double ensuring the account, and you could easily enable this function with Passwarden.

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