Facebook’s data breach: stolen tokens have not been used for third-party services

Facebook’s data breach: stolen tokens have not been used for third-party services

Irish privacy watchdog calls for urgent briefing over Facebook's integration plans

After precautionarily logging out 90 million users after last week’s massive data breach, Facebook has now reported that they could not find any evidence that the stolen tokens have been used to access accounts of other third-party platforms through Facebook login.

Still, Facebook warns that the extent of the threat eventually depends on how the websites validate their users’ access tokens. For this, Facebook will provide developers with a tool to identify the users whose log in credentials may be affected.

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