Users of the social network revealed that anyone can learn these the inhabitant of our planet, knowing the mobile number. Such a possibility exists, if the account tied to the phone.
In most cases, users just do it, for the following reasons Facebook recommends doing this to increase security.
The appeal of Facebook with the personal data of users caused a wave of indignation. As users have learned, the social network lets you easily find a person by mobile number. To achieve the desired result to enter the digits of the phone in the search box. Yes, this feature did not arise in the moment, but the storm of indignation rose after this point to notice immediately several users of the social network.
The famous writer and restaurateur Ina Tundra was one of the first directed attention to this possibility. "Discover now the new way of audit of any call with an unknown phone. Simply enter the number in the top search box", - she wrote on the page. And, apparently, its members did not even suspect about existence of such function.
Directed attention to this feature and associate Professor at the Higher school of Economics Alexei Glukhov. According to his statement, to link the mobile to the account it asked itself the social network. "I added sake, God knows, some of the authentication options (not without a bit of paranoia, of course), but prudently closed it in the profile. Enjoyed a private life, until one kind man did not enter my number into the search box on top. Facebook issued me with all the giblets" - said the scientist.
At the moment the support forum social networking is exploding from the posts of angry users. The main question is "How to remove your number from the database of the social network?!" But the answer has not yet appeared. Meanwhile, some members announced that, putting in the phone one day, it is impossible to use in another account.
Professionals in the field of cybersecurity for increased privacy, it is recommended to change the options of privacy. Instead of the regime "free for all" recommended "Only for friends and friends of friends" or "Only for friends". By default, all users included in the 1st case.
To completely close a loophole can only loose from the account number of the phone. But in this situation, the user will not be able to enter this number in the social network or to receive notice of the reset password and access codes.
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