Even if you never log into Facebook itself these days, the other apps and services you use might be impacted by Facebook’s latest big, bad news.
In a follow-up call on Friday’s revelation that Facebook has suffered a security breach affecting at least 50 million accounts, the company clarified that Instagram users were not out of the woods — nor were any other third-party services that utilized Facebook Login. Facebook Login is the tool that allows users to sign in with a Facebook account instead of traditional login credentials and many users choose it as a convenient way to sign into a variety of apps and services.
Third-party apps and sites affected too
Due to the nature of the hack, Facebook cannot rule out the fact that attackers may have also accessed any Instagram account linked to an affected Facebook account through Facebook Login. Still, it’s worth remembering that while Facebook can’t rule it out, the company has no evidence (yet) of this kind of activity.
“So the vulnerability was on Facebook, but these access tokens enable someone to use [a connected account] as if they were the …read more
Source: Tech Crunch