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Thread: facebook needs captcha :)
Jul 29, 2008, 17:31 #1
facebook needs captcha :)
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?
Jul 29, 2008, 17:54 #2
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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.Winners Respond. Losers React.
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Jul 29, 2008, 20:07 #3
Jul 30, 2008, 23:24 #4
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.
Jul 30, 2008, 23:51 #5
A CAPTCHA would only be a band-aid to a much bigger issue.Logic without the fatal effects.
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Aug 1, 2008, 08:12 #6
Aug 1, 2008, 08:16 #7
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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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