Facebook is Requesting users to disclose passwords to their personal email accounts so as to Get into the social Media platform, the Press reported.
A message has been flashing on some Facebook users’ log-in display, requiring them to input the password of this email ID they built their Facebook account on, The Daily Beast reported on Tuesday.
“To continue using Facebook, you will want to verify your email,” the message demands, followed by a form requesting users’ password.
How broadly the new step was set up remains unclear.
“We know the password confirmation alternative is not the best method to go about this, so we are going to stop giving it,” the report quoted Facebook as stating.
The further login step was noticed over the weekend with a cyber-security watcher on Twitter known as”e-sushi”.
The requirement from Facebook, that is ill-reputed for consumer information and safety breaches, has started making the rounds merely two weeks after Facebook admitted to have had stored around 200-600 million user-passwords in plain text, searchable by over 20,000 Facebook employees.