Dallas, Texas 11/13/2013 (Financialstrend) – Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has been busy over the past few days notifying a significant part of its user base who also had accounts on Adobe. The social media giant has let its account holders who might be at risk know that they might have to change their password to Facebook since they were using the same password for accessing their Adobe account. Facebook has not been the only company which is sending out these warning notes to its customer base. Online retailers like Diapers.com and Soap.Com have also been reported to have sent similar warning notes to its impacted customers.
The issue has cropped up due to a security breach at the digital content management and tech firm Adobe. Recently it had reported with a lot of discomfort that close to 38 million online user credentials of its customers had been compromised by data breach the firm suffered recently. While Adobe had promptly notified its affected customers and assured them that the data that got exposed was encrypted.
When the news broke out, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) proactively got access to the compromised list of user id/ email id and passwords which are now available publically and compared them against the email id’s its own members were using to log into Facebook. By leveraging niche technology solutions it has at its disposal, the $113 billion market capped social media networking major was able to shift through the 38 odd million exposed email id to identify its users who might face a possible security threat for having used the same breached passwords to access Facebook.
Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has followed up the warning note by limiting access to such identified accounts and requires it users to reset the password mandatorily by answering few security questions. Users of Facebook have been forwarding these emails to other users and cautioning them to keep alert.