4-Step Computer Security Upgrade
Learn to encrypt your files, secure your computer when using public Wi-Fi, enable two-factor authentication, and use good passwords.
Fed up with landing on front pages every time someone gets ahold of some passwords, Facebook has decided to be proactive. Last week, Facebook announced it built a system to monitor “paste” sites commonly used to distribute login credentials or advertise credentials for sale.1
When it gets ahold of login credentials, Facebook’s system will check them against its users’ credentials by comparing the hashes.2 If they match, Facebook will alert the user and force a password change.
It’s pretty awesome that Facebook is doing this, and I hope more companies will follow suit.