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Facebook Asking Users to Disclose Passwords of Their Personal Email Accounts

The additional login step was noticed over the weekend by a cybersecurity watcher on Twitter called “e-sushi"

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Facebook is asking users to disclose passwords to their personal email accounts in order to access the social networking platform, the media reported.

A message has been flashing on some Facebook users’ log-in screen, demanding them to enter the password of the email ID they built their Facebook account on, The Daily Beast reported on Tuesday.

“To continue using Facebook, you’ll need to confirm your email,” the message demands, followed by a form asking for users’ email password.

How widely the new measure was deployed remains unclear.

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In a statement, Facebook said users retain the option of bypassing the password demand and activating their account through more conventional means, such as “a code sent to their phone or a link sent to their email”.

“We understand the password verification option isn’t the best way to go about this, so we are going to stop offering it,” the report quoted Facebook as saying.

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The additional login step was noticed over the weekend by a cybersecurity watcher on Twitter called “e-sushi”.

The requirement from Facebook, which is already ill-reputed for user data and security breaches, has started making the rounds merely two weeks after Facebook admitted to have had stored around 200-600 million user-passwords in plain text, searchable by over 20,000 Facebook employees. (IANS)

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Microblogging Site Twitter Updates Android App After Users Report Glitch

Those users who have not installed version 8.28 can visit the Play Store listing and tap the overflow menu in the top-right corner to uncheck "Enable auto-update."

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Hours after Android users reported glitches while logging into Twitter after it crashed on Wednesday, the micro blogging site rolled out an update on the Google Play Store.

Earlier in the day, the firm had acknowledged the issue and said it had started fixing it.

“We are investigating a problem with the latest version of our Android app that causes it to crash immediately once it is opened. If you use Twitter for Android, we suggest not updating it until we let you know it’s fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience!” the micro blogging site tweeted.

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The glitch happened apparently due to the roll out of an update to its first-party app bringing it to version 8.28.

The update caused the app to immediately crash upon launch on Android.

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Those who have already installed the update and are not able to use Twitter, could go to the app’s info page and clear data and storage to get it working again.

Those users who have not installed version 8.28 can visit the Play Store listing and tap the overflow menu in the top-right corner to uncheck “Enable auto-update.” (IANS)