On September 28th, 2018, Facebook announced it’s biggest data breach to date. They estimated 50 million accounts were affected at the time of the disclosure. Subsequent to the disclosure, security professionals from all verticals took to the interwebs to provide what most would consider sensible advise:
- Time to update your passwords;
- Time to enable Two Factor Authentication (2FA);
Neither, however, would offer users an appropriate response to this type of data breach. This knee jerk reaction speaks to a bigger problem we have in our community of misinformation, often as a result of our own lack of understanding of a problem.