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To begin with, we have to admit that Facebook is already used to these “problems”, since in 2018 and 2019 data disclosure of users of the social network were reported, which seems to happen to the social network once a year. Now, once again, a security breach has been disclosed where user data has been disclosed, more than 500 million users, and it is pointed out that more than two million belong to Portugal.

In fact, Facebook said that despite having been made public, this security breach was “Tapped” in 2019, a security breach that Facebook has corrected a long time ago, but that, for some reason, the data has only just been released. There is a way to access the entire list of disclosed data and, as is normal, we will not reveal it here, however we give you a hint on how you can check if your data has already been disclosed in this or other leaks, through the website Have I bern pwned?

Despite the mistrust of the site, the truth is that it has been around for several years and has a record of most of the data disclosed in security breaches, as you can see at the end of the site. Incidentally, the most recent leak from Facebook appears even in sixth place and is the biggest leak of a large company, and you can check all leaks that the site has registered in this link and has 521 sites that have seen user data disclosed.

Find out how to know if your Facebook data is

The operation of the website is simple: just put your full email or mobile phone number in an international format to check if your data has already been released.

Now if the result is the image above, perfect. It means that your data has not been disclosed. But if the result is low, then you have to pay attention. One thing that is good is that at the bottom of the site it is mentioned where your data was disclosed, so if you use different or the same passwords elsewhere, you will know what needs to change and where.

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Regardless of whether your data is released, it is always a good policy to pay attention to all messages and emails you receive, and you should delete them if anything seems strange to you. The website itself suggests a service that generates passwords, to generate more complex passwords and, if you have seen your data disclosed, it is even mandatory to change it.

Another thing to take into account, and whenever possible, add a second factor of authentication.

One thing is right…

Regardless of having your data already disclosed, you should pay attention to the following steps:

  • Long passwords with a minimum of 8 characters
  • At least one capital letter
  • At least one lowercase letter
  • At least one digit
  • At least one symbol, for example! * – () _: /?
  • must be changed periodically
  • Do not use consecutive characters (AAA or 111)
  • Do not use numbers or letters in a row, such as abc, cba, 123, 567
  • Should not be followed on the keyboard, like qwerty

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