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Facebook’s never had a big user data breach, but may never recover when it does - http://tcrn.ch/14YQf6E
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My teachers tell me how programming today is lazy and open. We, no the world needs a big coding overhaul in regards to security and fluidity...right?
 
So true many things have weak links
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+Mir Ahsan, there is trouble with lazy programming and that commentary by your teachers has truth. However, the idea that "open" programming is bad in the same sense is much harder to qualify, so I will call you on that point.
 
Oh, I guess by open they meant not secure? Idk what they meant. In my mind Open is like code that's easy to understand, put together well, and can be shared...?
 
+Mir Ahsan The mere problem is that "they" consider who is able to code and who's not by some papers everybody that is "properly functioning" can obtain - while the people who are not functioning that well and who really can code are not accepted because they lack a piece of paper ... it's just a matter of thinking: a coder that makes himself fit into an environment - is nothing but an idiot, while the best coders always will misfit society.
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Code should be easy to understand and well put together. And, by many accounts, sharing code increases the number of eyes catching bugs and security flaws. But, yes, sharing would make it more "open" while the other two should be shared with closed source projects.

Your teachers are possibly clinging to the position that closed source and the obscurity it provides is a strong position to take in programming. For the most part, I would say that position is no longer held as true as it used to be. You'd have to ask them to clarify... :)
 
+Sean McGuire Any proprietary system is affected by that. Never wondered why Linux is considered more secure than commercial operation systems?
 
Facebook has a constant breach, its called the US government
 
And, if Facebook has had a major breach, would they a. ever have known about it and b. ever tell anyone?
 
If only they would stop fucking around with it.
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Best solution is to simply delete the account, once they feel a massive cut-down on ad revenue... they're forced to improve, if not already too late. People trusted them.
+Emlyn O'Regan I know the feeling of a deadline sitting in the back of the neck - but this is certainly NO excuse for lack of quality control.
 
+Emlyn O'Regan hashed password with unique salts per password are rather the standard (despite username/password combinations are far less secure than RSA keys). As I see this, they massively failed in so called "endpoint security" instead of the coding itself.
 
This is an invitation to hackers just to prove a point.
 
+Dodo Casanova This is not an innovation - this is nothing but lameness - which they proofed certainly. Even if my name may have the same initials ... never had an account there and will keep it like that for sure.
 
There's always a weak link. It unavoidable. My guess for the easiest approach would be the human-link!
 
Developers API! Where the access is granted! 
 
Many young people have accepted that they have no privacy online anymore, so would they really care?
 
Well that's puzzling. I was under the impression that Facebook had already sold all of their user data. Queue laughter from the studio audience that exists only in my head
 
lol...... Google+ support BOLD text .__.
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+Martin Zeitler, I am not sure which point you were referring to when you used "that", however I do agree with your points. Open source projects, such as Linux or new cryptography schemes, do earn a reputation as more secure because of their peer-reviewed nature. Security through obscurity really only provides a false sense of security.
 
+Emlyn O'Regan, laziness permeates most any profession, so to say that security concerns are not introduced from this is probably a bit of denial - I am not trying to say this is a big problem, just that it happens. It is probably worth noting that a large percentage of the larger "hacks" have not been because of the coders themselves but from the system admins not applying provided patches (leaving their networks open to exploitation).
 
I am an admin on a fan page with almost a half million fans on it and we have been hacked by spambots who have taken control as "managers" on the page. Facebook has not been helpful to help us regain control of the page... does anyone have any advice on this? Argh!
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+Priscilla Grim, I don't use Facebook but I would take a look at what is required for some to be given "manager" rights. My guess is that one of your fan page admins has had their account compromised and is inadvertently being used to promote spambots. 

Have all your admins scan their systems for malware and then reset their passwords. Those would be good first steps.
 
Facebook definitely has big data breach, at least in Ramu etc where consequently a huge communal riot took place along with massive destruction. Facebook is nowadays the den of cybercriminals!
 
Facebook is but a giant hole, through which, via strategic partnerships, they have unprecedented access to sites and info that WE/I never would have been considered just a few years ago. OUR access to who, what, where, when how, for how long, etc. If the general populace had a clue as to the biography they are creating online, THEY WOULD FREAK!!! With just a little bit of research, it is amazing(scary) what you can find out about anyone anywhere on any subject. Privacy, as we used to know it is gone! 
 
+Zhee Kian Teh I actually discovered this by accident while typing this comment, I did not expect anything to be bold. Here is what I did:
I used the asterisk symbol on both ends of the bold text, here is an example, but replace the quotes with the asterisk to make it bold:
"Replace both of these quotation marks with * to make this text bold." 
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