Hackers attempt to crack 600,000 Facebook accounts per day
Facebook is rolling out two new features in an attempt to
further protect its user’s security. Hackers attempt to break into at least 600,000
Facebook accounts every day, the social networking giant has revealed.
According to Facebook, out of more than a billion logins to the website every 24
hours, hundred of thousands are impostors attempting to access users messages, photos
and other personal information. The revelations came as part of a Facebook blog
post announcing a couple of new security measures being implemented across the site
over the coming weeks to tackle such breaches, the Telegraph reports.
Calling the figures a 'big concern', security experts have advised people to choose
complicated passwords to avoid any of their personal online accounts being hacked
and to have different ones for every single digital service they use. It is understood
that out of the approximate 600,000 compromised Facebook logins a day, not all of
them are successful as Facebook is able in certain circumstances to block some pre-emptively
using location technology, the paper said.
Facebook is rolling out two new features in an attempt to further protect
its user’s security. 'Trusted Friends' is a tool that would allow users to nominate
three to five 'trusted friends' to be sent login codes if a person is locked out
of their account, having had their password changed by a hacker. The site is also
introducing passwords for apps, meaning members do not have to use the same logins
for different third party services they access via Facebook, such as Spotify.