fbpx
Connect with us

Tech

MCMC: Change Your Facebook & Instagram Passwords If You Received Notification to Do So

Published

Mcmc Urges M'sian To Change - World Of Buzz
Source: Gulf 365

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

If you’re currently using Facebook or Instagram, then you might want to pay attention to this new info!

The Star reported that the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has advised the public to change their Facebook and Instagram passwords if they received a notification to do so. 

MCMC is urging people to change their passwords because Facebook revealed on 21 March 2019 that some of their staff can read the passwords which were left in plain text form.

00117575 500

Source: rte

However, Facebook confirmed that these passwords cannot be accessed by an outsider and their staff hadn’t misused the passwords. Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, MCMC has now urged the public to change their passwords if they received a notification asking to change them.

A snippet of their statement, which was released on 24 March 2019, reads,

“Any process to change the passwords should be done on their web pages or applications. This is important, as there is a possibility of parties that will try to take advantage of this situation to con people through deception, disguise and phishing.”

You can read the whole statement here:

Therefore, FB’s vice president of engineering, security and privacy, Pedro Canahuati shared that “hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users, tens of millions of other Facebook users and tens of thousands of Instagram users” will be notified to change their passwords for the above-mentioned social media apps.

Prior to this, Brian Krebs revealed that 600 million FB and IG users’ passwords were stored in plain text files which could be searched by over 20,000 employees.

FYI, Brian who is from the security news website KrebsOnSecurity cited the information from an unnamed FB source. 

According to Krebs, the “archives with unencrypted” passwords dated back to 2012 but the exact number of unencrypted passwords is yet to be figured out. After Krebs’ revelation, FB admitted that many passwords were left vulnerable and it could be accessed by FB’s staff.

Well, we hope that FB will quickly find a solution to this problem as soon as possible. Meanwhile, don’t forget to change your Facebook and Instagram passwords if you received the notification to do so.

 

Also read: Report: Facebook Allowed Streaming Services to Read Users’ Private Messages

Report Reveals Facebook Gave Streaming Services Access To Users' Private Messages - World Of Buzz 1


Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.



Just In

7 004 7 004
News3 hours ago

Otoniel: Biggest Narco Since Pablo Escobar Captured

Dairo Antonio Usuga also known as Otoniel is the leader of the Gulf Clan and Colombia’s most wanted drug trafficker...

6 007 6 007
News3 hours ago

No Political Gatherings During Melaka State Elections

As the state of Melaka gears up for the state elections, the Health Ministry has issued a bad on political...

1158 Nepali Workers Have Died In Malaysia 1158 Nepali Workers Have Died In Malaysia
News14 hours ago

Suhakam: 1,158 Nepali Workers Have Died In Malaysia From 2018 To July 2021

The Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) was prompted to investigate a report by the Nepal Embassy that reveals the increasing...

Singapore Eases Quarantine Requirement For Malaysia Singapore Eases Quarantine Requirement For Malaysia
News14 hours ago

S’pore Eases Quarantine Restrictions For M’sians, Only 10 Days Quarantine At Home

As announced by the Ministry of Health Singapore on Saturday (Oct 23), the republic will be reopening its borders to...

Large Boulder Fell On Car In Penang Large Boulder Fell On Car In Penang
News1 day ago

Large Boulder Falls & Hits A Car In Balik Pulau, Fortunately No One Was Hurt

A car driver narrowly escaped death after the car he was driving was hit by a boulder that rolled down...

1 007 1 007
News1 day ago

KJ Wants People To Put Their Face Masks On After Eating

If worn properly, wearing a face mask helps prevent the spread of Covid-19 – we ALL know this. But ever...

Tmj Fully Recovered Covid Tmj Fully Recovered Covid
News1 day ago

“The Tiger is back!” TMJ Fully Recovers After Contracting Covid-19 Two Weeks Ago

The Crown Prince of Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim or more affectionately known as TMJ yesterday evening shared that he...

Pfizer Boosted Shots Restore Full Protection Against Covid 19 Pfizer Boosted Shots Restore Full Protection Against Covid 19
News2 days ago

Pfizer-BioNTech: Vaccine Booster Restores Full Protection Against Covid-19

Based on a large-scale trial of their Covid-19 vaccine booster shots, Pfizer and BioNTech have announced on Thursday (21 October)...

Announcement

Latest Videos



TRENDING TODAY