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How To Hack Someone’s Facebook Account By Knowing Only Their Phone Numbers

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Hacking Facebook account is one of the major queries on the Internet
today. It’s hard to find — how to hack Facebook account, but
researchers have just proven by taking control of a Facebook account
with only the target’s phone number and some hacking skills.

Yes, your Facebook account can be hacked, no matter how strong your
password is or how much extra security measures you have taken. No
joke!

Hackers with skills to exploit the SS7 network can hack your Facebook
account. All they need is your phone number.

The weaknesses in the part of global telecom network SS7 not only let
hackers and spy agencies listen to personal phone calls and intercept
SMSes on a potentially massive scale but also let them hijack social
media accounts to which you have provided your phone number.

SS7 or Signalling System Number 7 is a telephony signaling protocol
that is being used by more than 800 telecommunication operators
worldwide to exchange information with one another, cross-carrier
billing, enabling roaming, and other features.

However, an issue with the SS7 network is that it trusts text messages
sent over it regardless of their origin. So, malicious hackers could trick
SS7 into diverting text messages as well as calls to their own devices.

All they need is the target’s phone number and some details of the
target’s device to initiate the silent snooping.

The researchers from Positive Technologies, who recently showed
how they could hijack WhatsApp and Telegram accounts, now gave
the demonstration of the Facebook hack using similar tricks, Forbes
reported .

SS7 has long been known to be vulnerable , despite the most advanced
encryption used by cellular networks. The designing flaws in SS7 have
been in circulation since 2014 when the team of researchers at German
Security Research Labs alerted the world to it.

Here’s How to Hack Any Facebook Account:
The attacker first needs to click on the “Forgot account?” link on the
Facebook.com homepage. Now, when asked for a phone number or
email address linked to the target account, the hacker needs to provide
the legitimate phone number.

The attacker then diverts the SMS containing a one-time passcode
(OTP) to their own computer or phone, and can login to the target’s
Facebook account.

The issue affects all Facebook users who have registered a phone
number with Facebook and have authorized Facebook Texts.

Besides Facebook, researchers’ work shows that any service, including
Gmail and Twitter, that uses SMS to verify its user accounts has left
open doors for hackers to target its customers.

Although the network operators are unable to patch the hole sometime
soon, there is little the smartphone users can do.

Do not link your phone number to social media sites, rather
rely solely on emails to recover your Facebook or other
social media accounts.
Use two-factor authentication that does not use SMS texts
for receiving codes.
Use communication apps that offer “end-to-end encryption”
to encrypt your data before it leaves your smartphone over
your phone’s standard calling feature.
Update: However, the important thing to note is that the issue has
actually nothing to do with Facebook security or other website’s
security, instead it is the weakness in the telecom network.
“Because this technique [SSL exploitation] requires significant
technical and financial investment, it is a very low risk for most
people,” Facebook spokesperson told The Hacker News.

“As an added precaution, we recommend turning on two-factor
authentication, called Login Approvals, in your Facebook security
settings. Doing this will disable recovery via SMS on your account
so even if someone has your phone number, they’ll still need your
password to access your account.”

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Shocking !!! – This “Egg” Has More Likes Than Every Celebrity In The World

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World record egg

Now it comes down to those few moments in my life I ask myself what the hell my Instagram account is doing.

world record egg

I previously made a post about the most popular animals on instagram that are verified – check the post here



Previously the record for the most liked post on Instagram was held by Kylie Jenner – 18m likes on the picture of her baby. Now that record has been crushed by an egg.  Check the eggs profile here – World_Record_Egg

The Egg is verified with about 7.4M Followers and has 1 single post with about 47miliion likes and 2.7million comments

So this egg’s fans are called the #egggang and #eggsoldiers 😂😂😂😂 .

egg gang

 

Egg Gang Already Has Haters

Just when I thought I’ve seen it all. Take a look at this tweet

From my calculations the only Nigerian Celeb with a higher follower count than the egg is probably Davido.

On another note, this is kind of Sad. My IG account hasn’t even reached 20k. 😥😥

Please go to https://www.instagram.com/naijatechguy and hit that follow button. Maybe we’ll break our own record 😃. I’ll follow back , I promise.

One more thing, the name of the egg is Eugene,  Don’t forget to hit that share button 😋

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Whatsapp To Add Fingerprint Security In A Few Weeks

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Fingeprint security is finally coming to Whatsapp which means – no more snooping around on other people’s chats when the app isn’t open.

WhatsApp has been working round the clock to ensure you get the best out of it this year and while we expect to see lots of update in the future including the ads, the fingerprint security is almost here .



 

Whatsapp To Add Fingerprint Security
According to the WhatsApp beta update for Android, the company is said to be working on a new authentication feature which isn’t available globally yet as the feature is currently under development.

Once the Fingerprint feature is enabled , the app will be completely protected, so the you will need to authenticate your identity in order to open WhatsApp (from the app icon, from the notification or from external pickers).

It will protect the entire app, meaning you can’t use it to lock specific conversations for now.

The company is also rumored to be working on implementing Face ID and Touch ID for iOS. There will be a section in the app where users can enable the fingerprint authentication feature.

Availability

This feature is in an alpha stage of development and it will be available in a few weeks for Android users Marshmallow and above, and iOS users.

WhatsApp Audio Picker

WhatsApp is also working to improve the audio picker that will allow users to see the list of all available audio files stored in your phone. The user will be able to play the audio before sending it, and it is also possible to select more audio files to send!

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La Vida Port Harcourt Kicks Off Today

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La Vida Port Harcourt, also known as the festival of colors is an event that’s going to be held at Pleasure Park Port Harcourt, and it’s one of the most exciting events you wouldn’t want to miss.
La Vida Port Harcourt Kicks Off Today 3There’ll be games, fun filled events and lots of fun so if you’re within Port Harcourt and it’s environs you definitely shouldn’t miss this.La Vida Port Harcourt Kicks Off Today 4It’s just a few days to Christmas and it’s Weekend so come out and chill out with your friends and also meet new people.La Vida Port Harcourt Kicks Off Today 5
Endless fun awaits you. Dates – 22nd – 23rd December

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