Facebook Says 600,000 Accounts Compromises Per Day

31 Oct

n a blog entry on Thursday, Facebook stated that about 600,000 log-ins every day are compromised.The factoid, first noted by security site Sophos, was in the context of an entry introducing new security features for the social network. The figure was extrapolated by a stat showing 0.06% of 1 billion logins per day are compromised. Less than 0.5% of Facebook users experience spam on any given day.Facebook’s proposed solution for such breaches is to find three to five “trusted friends”. That way, if you’re locked out of your account, Facebook will send codes to your friends to give to you. Facebook is also testing app passwords that the company will generate on your behalf and you won’t need to remember.What do you think? Are you surprised at the extent of the breaches or does this seem low to you? Let us know in the comments.

via Facebook Says 600,000 Accounts Compromises Per Day.

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