Facebook Clone’s Attack: How to Secure Yourself


Facebook’s earning report reveals increasing numbers of duplicates and fake accounts.


Security is Facebook’s top priority

The world’s famous social media platform has far more fake and duplicate accounts than it had previously admitted.

The updates were made with the help of a new measurement methodology that improved the ability to identify duplicate or fake accounts via data analysis.

After numerous issues connected with the Russian impact on president’s election in US, the company increased investment in their security.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claimed he is ‘dead serious about this’.

“We’re investing so much in security that it will impact our profitability,” he added.


Data updates

Due to new data 10% of Facebook’s 2.07 billion monthly users are considered to be duplicate accounts, up from 6% estimated previously.

Facebook CFO David M. Wehner defined such accounts as “used by the same person [which] represent real activity and engagement on Facebook.”

The social network’s number of fake accounts, or accounts not associated with a real account, increased from 1% to 2-3%. According to Wehner they are “inauthentic accounts” used “for spam and other policy violating reasons.”

It means that there are now about 207 million duplicate accounts and as many as 60 million fake accounts on the network.

Fakes revealing guide

To secure yourself you need to follow these simple steps to find out if the person is a con artist.

  • Explore the account

It’s the very first step for adding the unknown person to friends. Pay attention to such details as old photos and previous profile pictures (there should be more than one) and publications dates.

  • Check out for the common friends

Usually, it’s suspicious when a person requested to be your friend without having someone you both know. Then you’d better ask the reason you’ve been requested and how you have been found.

  •  Conversation weirdness

Be really wary of undying declarations of love, affection, and romance. If someone you’ve never met or even talked writes you he/she loves or hates you, asks for nudes or advertise something – don’t hesitate to block or delete such person.

  •  Block the request

If you don’t have a good feeling about somebody, there’s a simple solution: don’t just turn down the request for friendship, block them completely.

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