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Breached Facebook Broaches Security

  • Facebook, Wednesday, January 26, 2011 12:44 PM
A day after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's fan page was hacked, and just days before Data Privacy Day, the social net is talking -- of all things -- online security. "A key part of controlling information has always been protecting it from security threats like viruses, malware and hackers," Facebook writes in a blog post. "That's why we've developed a number of complex systems that operate behind the scenes to keep you secure on Facebook." As points out, Zuckerberg wasn't the only world figure to have his Facebook page hacked this week.

"A hacker posted a message on French President Nicolas Sarkozy's wall on Sunday that stated the president would not run for re-election." Help on January 28, Data Privacy Day is an internationally recognized effort by governments and businesses to highlight personal-data protection issues. Now removed, the message that appeared on Zuckerberg's page on Tuesday read: "Let the hacking begin: If facebook needs money, instead of going to the banks, why doesn't Facebook let its users invest in Facebook in a social way? Why not transform Facebook into a 'social business' the way Nobel Price winner Muhammad Yunus described it? What do you think? #hackercup2011."



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