With close to 1.2 billion users, five new profiles created every second, and average users spending 20 minutes on Facebook, www.facebook.com, alone, it would seem that Facebook would eventually outgrow the number of available of passwords. That assumption couldn’t be further from the truth. What is troubling to cybersecurity experts like myself is that while even eight character passwords can have up to 457 quadrillion possible combinations, users continue to reuse the same passwords at an alarming rate. Password reuse always makes the job of a hacker infinitely easier. Instead of using brute force guessing attacks that can take hours, days, and even months, hackers can simply apply every cracked password they come upon first, saving them years of potential hacking. So why is Facebook getting in on this lucrative password black market? Facebook Is Buying Your Passwords from Hackers Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos, speaking at the Web Summit in Lisbon, revealed how the social network giant regularly buys stolen passwords on the Dark Web, a portion of the Internet that is not indexed by standard search engines and generally attributed to hacking and illegal cyber activities. According to Stamos, password reuse is the number No.1  cause of harm on the Internet.   “The reuse of passwords is
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