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Just after confirming the controversial practice of using 2FA phone numbers to send targeted ads to Facebook users, the platform has discovered a flaw that’s left at least 50 million accounts compromised to attackers.
Announced in a blog post today, Facebook shared details on a flaw in its “View As” feature that allowed hackers to takeover Facebook accounts. “View As” is what allows users to look at their profile as others see it. Facebook’s VP of Product Management, Guy Rosen said that the recently discovered exploit allowed attackers to gain access tokens, which are what keeps users logged into their accounts over multiple sessions. These tokens are what would have let attackers takeover Facebook accounts.