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A security hole in the Facebook app discovered by Gareth Wright, an app developer based in the U.K., can be used to steal information about you, including your login credentials.
The problem? The native Facebook app does not encrypt the login information. This means that a malicious app would be able to steal that information, and in turn, steal your Facebook account. If you use an Android smartphone/tablet or an Apple iPhone/iPad, you are vulnerable to this attack.
There is not much that can be done to prevent this at this point except to be careful of the apps you install on More >
If you use Facebook, you will want to read this. If you look at a normal URL it may look something like this:
When you browse on a secure connection to a website it will look something like this:
Notice the addition of the ‘s’ on the second URL. The ‘s’ means that you are connected to the website through a secure connection. Connecting through https rather than http makes it much harder for someone to steal information being transmitted to and from your computer and the website. So what does this have to do with Facebook?
Facebook has a security More >