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Facebook email leak claimed

Tuesday night was not a good time for Facebook users who use the email service, it has been claimed that there was an email leak that exposed addresses of users — the hide function had also been disabled. Facebook told V3 that it was caused by a regular code push.

On Wednesday morning all was working fine again, all addresses were hidden once more. This email issue certainly knocked Facebook for six, but it was users of the social networking site that had the most concerns — with many wondering if Facebook will ever learn form this.

Facebook security is usually good, although they have suffered with a number of phishing scams during this past year. However, CSMonitor states that Facebook do pretty well considering that they have around 400 million users. Scams and leaks are bound to happen every now and again, this is because social networking is so popular.

The only advice we could give is — try not to share too much about yourself on Facebook, Twitter etc. Relying on privacy setting is not a good way of thinking, as we have seen with this latest email leak.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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