Let's assume a guy who's running an (ahem) $50 billion company with 600 million users is possibly too busy to maintain his own Facebook fan page, and that those duties fall to some lackey. Thus, it's the lackey who got hacked, not Zuckerberg. I'm guessing the method of entry was something simple, like forcing a password reset and redirecting it to an account controlled by the hacker, or socially engineering the logon credentials from whoever had them.
Ironically, just this morning, Facebook blogger Alex Rice posted an entry titled "A Continued Commitment to Security" in which he describes the methods Facebook is implementing to verify identities and lock out hackers. How's that been working out for you guys so far, Alex?
Here's some more irony for you: At press time, Zuckerberg's most recent activity, according to his personal page, was leaving a comment on a Facebook product manager's status update that reads "I like dangerous thoughts."
Here's a dangerous thought: Facebook's security protections are gossamer thin, and no one's account is safe. If Facebook really wants to be the Web within the Web -- the virtual home for businesses, Web search, e-commerce, and so on -- it has to do a much better job of protecting its users.
How do you like those thoughts, Zucky boy? Dangerous enough for you?
If you were going to hack somebody's Facebook page, how would you go about it? Post your nefarious scheme below (just the highlights please, not the step by step) or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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