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Facebook warns that recent hack could have exposed other apps, including Instagram, Tinder, and Spotify - TechSpot

Why it matters: Facebook's bad year isn't getting any better. As the dust from the Cambridge Analytica scandal started to settle, the social network revealed a security vulnerability that could have exposed 50 million accounts. But the company has confirmed the hack is worse than first suspected: other apps that use Facebook's login service, including Spotify, Tinder, and Airbnb, could have also been compromised using the vulnerability.
 

 "The access token enables someone to use the account as if they were the account holder themselves. This does mean they could access other third-party apps using Facebook login," said Guy Rosen, Facebook's vice president of product.

Facebook's photo- and video-sharing app Instagram could also have been affected.

Facebook said it has patched the vulnerability and reset the access tokens of all the accounts known to have been affected by this breach, but it's not enough to repair the PR damage that's been done. The fact that CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg were among two of those affected by the hack hasn't helped matters. Since the news broke, $12 billion has been wiped from the company's value.

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