Facebook is a best friend. Why?
Simple, the social media platform has very efficiently decided to come out as a more user-friendly site. Facebook has started sending notifications to people whom it believes that their accounts are being spied on by the NSA and all such government agencies. It is trying to help the users by doing the right thing. It is putting its prestige and prominence at a stake to alert users about how they might have jeopardized themselves or been aimed by a censure, which is beyond the province of Facebook. Facebook’s own databases are highly secured and never hacked. By forewarning in advance, Zuckerberg is trying to make its site a good citizen of the internet.
Alex Stamos, Chief Security Officer of Facebook mentioned in an official blog, “While we have always taken steps to secure accounts that we believe to have been compromised, we decided to show this additional warning if we have a strong suspicion that an attack could be government-sponsored“.
There is no detailed explanation on the fact that how Zuckerberg’s company knows about the originating hacks by government agencies, although the tech experts can easily identify the intrusion source by the servers, which are used for the aim of a data breach or by the type of exploit or malware that is used to attack computers.
Facebook CSO further explained, “To protect the integrity of our methods and processes, we often won’t be able to explain how we attribute certain attacks to suspected attackers. We plan to use this warning only in situations where the evidence strongly supports our conclusion.“
As Technowize earlier reported, the social networking giant suggests that any users who are forewarned that their online profile might be on the eye of hackers sponsored by governments should replace or else rebuild their hardware, which might have been tainted by malware. The company also advises their users to turn on the login approval’s option, which is a feature that directly supplies a single time verification passcode to the individual’s phone whenever the company comes across someone trying to access their accounts from any new device or browser.
This announcement arrives at a time when a growing number of users on the internet fear their confidentiality might be at a high risk from an intrusion of government and such organizations. While, the move has delighted the billions of user-base and they are happily welcoming this new move, it remains unsure how different government organizations will react to this new move by Facebook.
The security message, which might be notified to you on your Smartphone or computer about your system to have been affected with some kind of malware, will contain names such as DarkSeoul, the Dukes, the Stuxnet, ShadyRAT, and Duqu. These are said to have been developed by the government of the United States.
Google and Facebook may provide more high-end protections. People should consider rotating their passwords, as it is very critical if you want to save yourselves till an extent from malicious activities.
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