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Facebook is an online social networking service founded in February 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg.

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Icon on desktop

I was doing some work when I noticed new icon on my desktop called "sl_files". I couldn't help but open it. It contains CSS files, and there is some recognized as .download files. It has pictures of ...
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Facebook AI constantly “Detects suspicious activity” = locked account [closed]

Super tired of Facebook locking my account after declaring it's detected suspicious activity. Don't want to use it at all, but pretty much have to. :( Have 2FA turned on (Google Auth), so: 1) Not on ...
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How can Facebook verify my face if it should not have one?

I do not use Facebook but recently I created an account for the purpose of connecting it to an app. I uploaded several photos of myself to Facebook, did what I needed with the app and deleted the ...
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I entered my password in a possible scam website. What should I do?

A while ago, I found a website that said that it will pay up to 100$ an hour just to watch ads. So, I thought what's the harm, and I created an account using a fake Facebook account (with my real ...
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How should I use Facebook while giving as little information as possible?

As a college student, Facebook and Messenger are virtually necessary to have in my life for communicating with clubs, classmates, finding housing, and more. As much as I want to get rid of them, it's ...
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Website seeing my Facebook data?

I recently visited opensecrets.org and was surprised to see a message box in the lower right corner of the window asking if I wanted to talk, and displaying my name. The pop-up says Chat with ...
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How will social networks (like Facebook) prevent their facial recognition software being abused to render Witness Protection Programs useless?

We're now close to or already at a stage where large social networks can recognize people from photos with facial recognition even without any context such as mutual friends. Facebook announced ...
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What are the risks of installing a root certificate from Facebook on your phone?

I read a TechCrunch article today describing a program Facebook has been running since 2016 where they pay users $20 in exchange for installing a root certificate run by Facebook. This immediately ...
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How does Google Authenticator interact with apps on an iPhone?

I am clear on how Google Authenticator works when logging on to a website and I am clear on that. However, these days everyone is using apps for everything. The Twitter app, the Facebook app, the ...
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Facebook security algorithm: Locked out of my own account after resetting password

I created a secondary Facebook account months ago from Argentina. Now I logged back in, and noticed countless logins from RUSSIA and the account is clearly being used by some Russian dude. I logged ...
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get ip address of person from facebook chat [closed]

A person was bugging my friend not necessarily threatening, but like sending useless messages for a long period of time on facebook. Is it possible to obtain the IP address of such person? (and then ...
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Can Facebook break the WhatsApp E2E encryption without the customers noticing?

I read a lot of reports from corporate media complaining that you can't censor "fake news" sent via WhatsApp. Mainstream media claims that because of "fake news" the wrong person got elected in Brazil....
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Why don't Twitter and Facebook enforce password complexity during sign up? [closed]

If you try creating an account using your smartphone, these platforms don't seem to have strong password requirements. They both enforce a minimum 6 character limit and nothing else (I did however ...
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HSTS for android apps?

Websites such as Facebook visited on browsers have the HSTS capability which is one more layer of security for TLS from some attacks. What about, in particular, the Facebook android app? Does it ...
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How does Facebook Pixel's new first-party cookie work?

Facebook recently announced that they will begin offering a first-party cookie option for the Facebook Pixel. Previously, they only used third-party cookies. From their documentation: You can now ...
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How can you access a Facebook account if you know the access token?

Facebook discovered a "security issue" affecting 50 million accounts. According to Facebook, This allowed them to steal Facebook access tokens which they could then use to take over people’s ...
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Why didn't the stolen Facebook access tokens give access to private messages?

Facebook discovered a "security issue" affecting 50 million accounts. Hackers were able to steal access tokens. But Facebook have said that, So far, our initial investigation has not shown that ...
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How were Facebook accounts compromised?

I was reading this BBC article about compromised Facebook accounts, and was wondering if anyone knows the technicalities of how they did it? All I understood is that there were some breaches due to ...
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Logged out of Facebook on all devices on a sudden. Should I be worried about being hacked?

A while ago, I was opening Facebook app on Android and then I got the message "Session expired. Please log in again.". I then tried logging in with my current password and was success to log in my ...
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Is my personal data at risk with global digital giant's services?

The global digital giant's services like facebook/gmail/twitter/etc are not following standard password policies (like the standard password policies used by most of the Enterprises/Corporate). For ...
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Is this a Facebook self-XSS attempt?

I recently received a Facebook page link, with a weird querystring payload. The payload was in the form: ?\__xts__[0]=68.XXXXXXXXXXX.... where XXX were random characters (looks like base64, but ...
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IP Addresses not showing up in Facebook login history

A few of my husbands friends (we believe) have been logging into his Facebook and messenger. They are in the Netherlands and we live in the US, however, he used to live there and they know his ...
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Does facebook/google app id need to keep secret if possible?

For example, suppose I have an app which includes a link to use the facebook feed dialog, eg: https://www.facebook.com/dialog/feed?app_id=xxxxx&link= Which means the Facebook id is revealed to ...
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Security concerns in cookie exporting between browsers

I'm wondering why Facebook is not handling the cookie export between browsers and related security concerns. This will be worst when they are using the "remember me" option as the cookies will be ...
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Email/facebook account/internet protection service for private community

I apologize in advance for any inaccuracy. I am part of a yoga community which has no particular activity on the web or in the informatic sector. All we have that can be regarded as web-related is ...
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How anonymous is it to use Facebook's Tor-site?

How anonymous, with respect to Facebook, not the rest of the world, is it to use Facebook via https://www.facebookcorewwwi.onion/ rather than the usual site? That is, if two different Facebook users ...
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Facebook sharing data with 3rd party companies [closed]

From what I heard, Facebook shared users' info with Cambridge Analytica. Didn't they made it clear in their long terms and conditions (which people tick without reading) that they can do that?
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Facebook Auth, Is there any reason to save the Token and the ID when the user makes the login?

I added to my web app facebook login. once the user login I verify in the server with the token whether the user can be trusted or not. Is there any reason to save the token or the ID? Facebook ...
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Can Facebook collect data on local network?

I live in a country where very very few people use Netflix, therefore it's very rare to see ads about it, because my country is so tiny, Netflix Just don't target it. My country is outside EU, so ...
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Recovering locked-out accounts after losing smartphone

Ok so, we've got a situation here that sounds a bit hopeless, but it's happening right now and we could really use some help. Please bear with me here as I try to explain... Recently, my wife and I ...
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What do two keys in FB Messenger Secret Chat mean?

Okay, this is a real situation but I will use the classic names. Alice and Bob are chatting via FB Messenger Secret Chats. When Bob taps on settings, "Your keys" shows "BB BB BB", and "Alice's keys"...
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Do users data from europe have to be stored in the EU? [closed]

I read recently that facebook could be moving 1.5 billion EU users data outside of the EU to get round the new EU regulations on GDPR. Is this legal and how could it be stopped? Source: https://www....
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How is Facebook not considered spyware? [closed]

Recently, it was unveiled that Facebook's application in mobile phones (and messenger) have access to data that you didn't consent in their collection. Data that is completely unrelated to the ...
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Is it safe to open a message in inbox? (but not the GIF itself?)

I received message in my inbox of facebook which says my friend sent me a gif. Now, is it safe if I only see the message? By seeing the message I mean "just" the message itself, and not click on the "...
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Does Mozilla's new “Facebook Container” have any advantages over uBlock Origin?

Yesterday Mozilla launched a new Firefox plugin called Facebook Container: This makes it harder for Facebook to track your activity on other websites via third-party cookies. […] When you ...
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Is using OAuth2 services like Google or Facebook Single Sign-On a privacy concern?

With all the coverage of Cambridge Analytica scandal, it seems like this wasn't a data breach or hack, it was just that Cambridge Analytica did not properly disclose how they would use the data. Is ...
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Sending multiple messages on Facebook when the user name is “Facebook User”? [closed]

Last week, I had a message request on Facebook from someone (he or she is harassing me and my fiance). The user appear as "Facebook User". I guess this means that he/she has deleted their profile ...
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How do I intercept packages in a Facebook application?

I can not listen to HTTPS traffic in the Facebook application through Fiddler and Burp. SSL-Pinning is disabled through SLL Kill Switch 2 (other applications such as Twitter, Snapchat with SSL-Pinning ...
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How secure is Facebook Messenger when not using “Secret Conversations”?

If Facebook Messenger is only end-to-end encrypted if I start a secret conversation, how secure is a normal conversation? Can Facebook theoretically access my messages? Does Facebook scan the ...
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Micro Service - Outh2 Workflow with a SPA, Facebook Login and JWT

Introduction We are currently trying to figure out a way to implement token based authentication and authorisation with Facebook Connect combined with maybe JWT within the micro service architecture. ...
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How I can get the point of elliptic curve?

I have set a connection with facebook.com and I need the point that is used in the signature. I have the public key and the certificate. Also with the command: openssl ec -pubin -in facebook_pub.key ...
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How I can get the elliptic curves parameters from a host?

For example, with openssl I have seen that facebook works with ANSI X9.62 prime256v1 elliptic curve and what I want is the point of the curve that is using with my signature. I have seen that I can ...
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Do large companies storing private user data ensure no single insider can abuse user data? if so, how?

Let's say we have a large company X which stores private user information. For example an e-mail provider, or social network provider. I mainly have GMail and Facebook in mind. So the company has ...
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Can someone be tracked using a VPN? [duplicate]

Let us assume that someone sends me a threatening message on Facebook. I also want to assume that they have used a VPN to do so, given the location I got from an initial trace is looked into and is ...
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Facebook login with profile picture?

When I use Facebook, after I log out, I can see my profile picture on the login screen of Facebook. With great curiosity, I click on the profile picture (while I am still logged out) and Facebook logs ...
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How can an account be accessed even though two-step authentication?

Facebook uses two-step authentication or "login approval", which means that all unrecognized devices will have to enter a code received through SMS. Suppose my Samsung device is the only device that ...
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Facebook 'Where You're Logged In' IP does not match actual IP [closed]

In Facebook, go to "Settings" > "Security and login" > "Where You're Logged In", and hover the mouse over the characters which describe your location. You should see your IP. But when I do it, its ...
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Find IM user location via netstat?

I got sent an article today (http://hakerin.com/facebook-user-location-finder-noobs/). With the click-bait title "Facebook User location Finder" Of course I clicked it. Going through the "article" ...
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What exploit is the October 2017 Facebook messenger video using?

There is currently a Facebook virus going around, where a user will receive a message from a friend directing them to a fake YouTube video. The when the user clicks through the virus is sent to their ...
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Tracking hostile facebook user's ip

I've seen most of the solutions to tracking a facebook user through chat; however, since I needed to delete my facebook account because of this person's actions, I can't just start a chat with them. ...