Facebook Passwords Compromised Through Hotmail

When it comes to Facebook security, there’s no question that it’s necessary and there are a number of scams sweeping their way across the massive social network trying to infect your profile and computer. Some of the ones we have reported on include the Twilight Game, the issue about Facebook photos and also the hijacking of Facebook chat.

Now we have heard about Facebook passwords being compromised through Hotmail. Now at first you might be thinking… Through Hotmail? Well Hotmail used to be one of the most widely used free email systems on the web until the likes of Gmail and Yahoo mail came along. As all Facebook users know, when you sign up for an account you have to associate it with email address.

Over at Facecrook.com they have added an article that tells us all of what the issue is and how it was discovered. The issue comes about where Facebook users with an account associated of the Hotmail variety could have their passwords reset. The glitch was discovered by a security researcher who goes by the name if ‘Serkan Gencel’.

The article says that the password exploitation could have been done by anyone by exploiting the password reset mechanism but thankfully he kept it to himself on his exact method and informed Facebook security. Facebook have fixed the issue in their security and have said that it’s safe to be a hotmail user but maybe now is a good time for any users using the combination of Hotmail / Facebook to change their passwords.

Have you heard of this exploitation before? What do you think of it? Let us know in the comments section below.

  • http://www.fxexchangerate.com/ fxgeorges

    If you have a facebook account and the part where it says "just enter your hotmail password so we can see if any of your contacts are using facebook!"

    If entered, your hotmail password is now compromised – not directly by facebook but there have been numerous breaches of user data by this website

    I have seen this hundreds of times by my friends who use facebook, sadly none of them ever listen to me about the importance of security!