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    I Never Give Up roosevelt's Avatar
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    Thumbs up facebook needs captcha :)

    Hi,
    Okey, after reading about and witnessing quite a lot of facebook account being hacked, I believe it's time Facebook implements captcha.

    The new breed of spammers or old I don't know, basically brute force members accounts, and then use that account with some sort of wall blaster to send spam to all their buddies.

    What do you say?

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    Enforcing strong passwords would be a much more user-friendly way than implementing an annoying captcha on each login, but still, that wouldn't be so user-friendly either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo_dk View Post
    Enforcing strong passwords would be a much more user-friendly way than implementing an annoying captcha on each login, but still, that wouldn't be so user-friendly either.
    I so agree, capthas are so annoying mostly if unreadable

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    I Never Give Up roosevelt's Avatar
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    Well I am sure facebook is smart enough to make the captcha's readable . I don't think it would make much of a difference, because Facebook is unique and loved by many. So, to get in touch with my friends more efficiently I wouldn't mind spending extra 10 seconds to fill up the verification field.

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    A CAPTCHA would only be a band-aid to a much bigger issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WickedGoddess View Post
    I so agree, capthas are so annoying mostly if unreadable
    I agree...there are some captchas that has like a weird fonts. But I do think that captcha do tend to filter spammers. If its the hacking issue, I think a clever passwords should do the trick or a security question.
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    Facebook has CAPTCHA.

    It disappears after one verifies one's account.

    Most of those stories of accounts being hacked are rumours. And other times it's because users don't properly sign-out or use the "remember me" feature foolishly (if it's anything like what happens here).

    Think about the source of these stories... Chain e-mails with subjects like... "FBI investigates Facebook!", etc. Rubbish.

    To me, this is just another case of "Google phobia". The Facebook guys came up with a good idea and implemented it well, and people hate them for it.


    Now I'm not saying there are no security holes at all. Anything with a couple million users will have holes, simply because of the users themselves.

    Also, the third-party Facebook App's may be (and I'm sure many are!) im-properly developed. That is my biggest concern.

    Why? Because of hyper-active users who'd install scores of them at the drop of a hat. Incidentally, the same type of people who are prone to identity theft and phishing.


    But on the whole, comparing all of the social-networking sites out there (that I know of), Facebook seems to me to be the most secure, and it is very useful.




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