Facebook demand for new user email passwords reveals appalling lack of security awareness

    Date03 Apr 2019
    CategoryPrivacy
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    Posted ByBrittany Day

    No steps forward, three steps back -- it seems that with every promise Facebook makes to take the security and privacy of its users seriously, yet another example of appalling practices surfaces.

    The latest in Facebook's long list of security mishaps and disasters is the requirement for some new signups to the social network to provide their email passwords for the purposes of verification.

    As spotted by Twitter user e-sushi, the dodgy verification request came up in two out of three replication attempts, made with three different emails, three separate IPs, and two different browsers.

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