(The Hosting News) – Following the October security breach of Adobe, social networking giant, Facebook, has taken precautionary steps to protect its users accounts.
Facebook users who share the same password as their Adobe accounts are urged to change their login details. According to BBC, a warning message comes up to those with identical passwords stating, “Facebook was not directly affected by the incident, but your Facebook account is at risk because you were using the same password in both places. To secure your account, you’ll need to answer a few questions and change your password. For your protection, no-one can see you on Facebook until you finish.”
BBC’s report continues by stating that Facebook used a “hashing” code that takes unencrypted passwords and runs them through a system that matches hashed passwords with overlapping email addresses.
Earlier last month, Adobe reported that 2.9 million customer’s accounts had been hacked in a security breach. As the investigation continued, the number escalated to 38 million users. A recent report from PetaPixel states that the current estimated amount of accounts hacked is 150 million, in which many of those users still have not been notified by Adobe.
Others sites such as Diaper.com and Soap.com are also following in the steps of Facebook by insisting users reset their passwords.