WhatsApp, the mobile messaging service Facebook just bought for US$19 billion, has several security weaknesses that experts say are worth addressing.
None of the flaws found this week by app security vendor Praetorian are critical. Instead, they represent lapses in best practices for securing mobile apps.
Facebook has retired its @facebook.com e-mail addresses as of Monday, according to Recode. The reason for killing the feature is, unsurprisingly, very few people were using it.
Facebook introduced the e-mail addresses in November 2010 as a way to deliver messages to users' inboxes without needing to use Facebook to originate the message. At the time, Facebook beneficently declared it was "providing an @facebook.com e-mail address to every person on Facebook who wants one."
Facebook is buying WhatsApp, agreeing to pay $19 billion in cash and stock for the popular smartphone messaging service.
Have you opened your birthday gift from Facebook?
This gift isn't for your birthday, though. Facebook marked its 10th year as a company on Tuesday. To celebrate, the social network offered its 1.2 billion users around the world what they're calling Look Back movies, made up of photos they've shared, along with their most popular posts.
Users can see, and share, their movie, which starts with the first photos they shared in the year they joined Facebook. To get your movie, go to facebook.com/lookback/.
If you find a good tactic and it works you stick with it, right? That certainly seems to be the case for the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA). Early in 2013 we watched them phish major media organizations in succession.
More recently they have moved on to more sophisticated techniques, mixing together social engineering, phishing, email hijacking and domain hijacking. Today, it was Facebook's turn. It appears the SEA were able to gain access to an administrative panel at DNS provider MarkMonitor.