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Facebook Automates Fight Against Hackers

Here's a sneak peek into the system Facebook uses to secure your account when other websites are hacked.

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nomii
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10/22/2014 | 12:55:14 AM
Re: two-factor authentication
@mak63 thanks for the elaboration. I am now more comfortable and feels that double authantication is fruit ful if used in a true perspective. But it will be having some hitches as nothing is absolute in all senses.
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10/21/2014 | 7:07:05 PM
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Facebook is doing some good things to fight hackers. The only problem is the hackers might not get your data but Facebook has alraedy proven that they are their own worst enemy.
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10/21/2014 | 3:57:05 PM
Re: two-factor authentication
@nomii

I'm incorrect saying that the two-factor authorization is based an IP. Actually, I made a test today from same IP, but different computers and Chase rejected my login saying it didn't recognized my computer. So, the two-factor authorization depends (in this case) on cookies and not IPs.
nomii
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10/21/2014 | 11:20:07 AM
Re: Same password
@Kristin I think thats the best and most sensible thing and I feel that its best for most of us. We have tried many options but feel that old is gold. I now prefer to have password written down till the time I find something special which will satisfy me with its safety procedures.
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10/21/2014 | 11:14:24 AM
Re: two-factor authentication
@Mak63 can you please elaborate the IP address authorization as I am having some doubts in case of you log on from some other location with different IP address or with some proxy due the site is not accessible in your locality due any reason. You are not providing fake info but you IP address is not same?
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10/21/2014 | 11:09:45 AM
Re: Hacking problem
@Sachin EE i agree with you that browser history can play a significant role in hacking. I think we need to keep the history to minimum just to avoid that lapse and try to refresh our history settings on regular occassions. I think another option which people use without knowing its affect s is automatic form filling option. I think most of us feel comfortable with auto filing as it has taken quite a burden from our heads of remebering long or difficult passwords but on other hand it is giving free hand to hackers as well.
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10/21/2014 | 11:02:48 AM
Re: Same password
@[email protected] I agree with you that its really difficult task to remember so many passwords. As a remedy many people use to have same passwords for all of their accounts which made them liable to be hacked. People use a method of writing it down for remeberance but it is also a bad option as in case of leakage they are liable to be hacked. I think there is no easy option than keeping one lengthy sequence of word and using different combinations on different accounts.
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10/20/2014 | 1:38:56 PM
Re: Same password
I text myself the passwords. Probably not smart if someone finds my phone, but I lock that too. I wish there was an easier way, but using the same password makes us a target. It's like leaving the car parked and unlocked, eventually something will get stolen.
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10/20/2014 | 12:59:28 PM
Re: Same password
Kristen, my wife does same thing. Of course I laugh at her when she can't find her notebook where she keeps them. :-)  No system is perfect.
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10/20/2014 | 10:22:26 AM
Re: Same password
I'll admit it: I've defaulted to the old pen-and-paper method for usernames and passwords. 
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