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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Is your Facebook page safe?

OK, so my Facebook page got hacked again. And again, it was mainly to steal my poker chips (2.5m). Not that it's a big deal. However, the fact remains that some little clown from Indonesia has the capability to hack into my page, and steal my chips. So what's the problem. The problem is that today it's some little clown stealing poker chips, tomorrow it's some little clown stealing identities. Facebook do not engage in email discussions. They can / do block you page without telling you why, or taking up a discussion around it. It could be cause you said something like "F&%k FIFA - let them f*&k off to that shit hole they call home", and someone doesn't like it, and reports you for bad language, and they block your page. FOREVER!

Zynga Poker, the owners of the poker application which runs on Facebook don't give a fuck either. Try to find an email address for them that you can contact them on! Try and find any email address that you can report the identity of the hacker to. Not even Yahoo cares, and this poes is using a yahoo id. It would be very easy for them to block his access, as well as any further access to their site from his Internet id address. But why should they. It's all about numbers after all.

Imagine what a serious hacker, and spammer, can do with the information available on your page?

So my issue is not with the clown that took my poker chips. They cost nothing, and have no monetary value at all. My issue is with Facebook, and Zynga games, in that they make no attempt to close the loopholes that these hackers are using, and have no commitment to their users.

On this basis, I will be shutting down my Facebook page, after deleting as much information as possible. I know that some will always be there, and a clever poes can probably find what I have deleted anyway, but hey, let's make it not worth his while to do so!

To Facebook, and Zynga, at every opportunity I will repost this post to ensure that as many people out there get the message. if it does nothing other than get you to upgrade your security, then it will have been worth while!
So, go through your privacy and account settings. If anyone is "monitoring " you, they may have inserted either an "alternative" email address, which means they get all the notifications you get, including password change confirmations! Also, they may have inserted an "alternative" phone number, which means they will get sms notification of any changes. I found both!


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