Yet Another Reason to Ditch Facebook

By | April 4, 2021

I will never understand why people join Facebook or why they don’t ditch Facebook. You should never post that much about yourself online. “Oh no, I have private pages” is the usual response.

Well, 553 Million users just had their personal information posted on a hacker site. Yes, your information. If you are a user you should expect you are part of the 500 million.

Yes, I’ve posted about security breaches before. They happen all of the time. Unless they impact tens of millions of people they don’t even make the news anymore. Most of you probably don’t even remember when I wrote about the TJ MAXX breach? That seems so quaint these days.

Featured image by Tumisu from Pixabay

You people have to realize something. “Move quickly and break things” means security will be one of the broken things. The motto isn’t “Move quickly and only break that stuff over there.”

AGILE is nothing but hacking on the fly.

There can never be justification for using it when you expect people to pay money or trust what you create.

Let’s just see if the court system lets Facebook get away with “a year of identity theft monitoring” or if the Justice Department finally gets some teeth.

Protect yourself, ditch Facebook.

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Roland Hughes started his IT career in the early 1980s. He quickly became a consultant and president of Logikal Solutions, a software consulting firm specializing in OpenVMS application and C++/Qt touchscreen/embedded Linux development. Early in his career he became involved in what is now called cross platform development. Given the dearth of useful books on the subject he ventured into the world of professional author in 1995 writing the first of the "Zinc It!" book series for John Gordon Burke Publisher, Inc. A decade later he released a massive (nearly 800 pages) tome "The Minimum You Need to Know to Be an OpenVMS Application Developer" which tried to encapsulate the essential skills gained over what was nearly a 20 year career at that point. From there "The Minimum You Need to Know" book series was born. Three years later he wrote his first novel "Infinite Exposure" which got much notice from people involved in the banking and financial security worlds. Some of the attacks predicted in that book have since come to pass. While it was not originally intended to be a trilogy, it became the first book of "The Earth That Was" trilogy: Infinite Exposure Lesedi - The Greatest Lie Ever Told John Smith - Last Known Survivor of the Microsoft Wars When he is not consulting Roland Hughes posts about technology and sometimes politics on his blog. He also has regularly scheduled Sunday posts appearing on the Interesting Authors blog.