When the attack on Facebook was discovered in September, the access tokens of 30 million users were stolen, the social network site reports in an update about the incident. Through the stolen access tokens, the attackers could log into the Facebook accounts of affected users. The attack, which was discovered by a peak in data traffic, was possible via three vulnerabilities in the “display as” feature.
Facebook has now given more details about the attack. The attackers had access to a number of accounts that were connected to Facebook friends again. Through the access tokens of these users they could steal the tokens of their Facebook friends and of the friends of these Facebook friends, and so on. In this way, the tokens of 400,000 users were acquired. Some of these user accounts were then used to steal the access tokens of 30 million users.
From 15 million users, the name and contact details, namely telephone number, e-mail or both, were consulted by the attackers. In addition to e-mail and contact information, 14 million people also received other information, such as user name, gender, language, relationship status, religion, city, date of birth, used devices to log into Facebook, education, work, the last ten places from which was checked in, websites, people or pages followed and the 15 most recent searches. No data were consulted with the remaining 1 million users.
The affected users will receive a notification from Facebook stating which data the attackers have consulted. The investigation into the incident is still ongoing. Facebook does not exclude that the attackers have also carried out smaller-scale attacks.
What is custom ROM?
ROM is short for Read-Only Memory. It has many versions just like Windows OS does; no matter it is stock ROMs from companies, or custom ROM from third party. This new custom ROM can bring you the latest version of Android before your manufacturer. Anyhow, flashing a new ROM means installing a new operating system to your Android.
The new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow comes with many new features :
- Mobile payments (Android Pay) feature.
- Better RAM Management.
- Fingerprint support.- A battery saver feature which extends device use by up to 90 mins.
- It has a faster, smoother and more powerful computing experience.
- Support for 64-bit SoCs using ARM, x86, and MIPS-based cores.
- OpenGL ES 3.1 and Android extension pack brings Android to the forefront of mobile graphics putting it on par with desktop and console class performance.
- Responsive, natural motion, realistic lighting and shadows, and familiar visual elements make it easier to navigate your device.
- More intelligent ranking of notifications based on who they’re from and the type of communication.
- See all your notifications in one place by tapping the top of the screen.
- New devices come with encryption automatically turned on to help protect data on lost or stolen devices.
- SELinux enforcing for all applications means even better protection against vulnerabilities and malware.
- State of the art video technology with support for HEVC main profile to allow for UHD 4K 10-bit video playback, tunneled hardware video decoding to save power and improved HLS support for streaming.
- and other cool features.
Note: If there is more than one download option, that likely means that you need to download and install the Bug Fix Update for your smartphone or tablet device before you can actually update to 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Step 1:Before you go trying to update your device, you should check which version of Android you are running. You might already be on the latest version. It's easy to check so follow this guide up to step four. This screen will have a section called 'Android version'. If it doesn't, click 'Software information' to find out.
Step 2:Scroll down the Settings menu and click on 'About Phone' or 'About Tablet'. If you have a tabbed settings menu then this will appear in the 'general' section.
Refer to Android developer page to choose which version of Android your phone or tablet is running. I.e, 4.0.4 corresponds to Ice Cream Sandwich, an old version of Android that was released in 2013.
Step 3:Note: Your phone or tablet may require a Wi-Fi connection to search for an update. We suggest you to download the software Droid Over Wi-Fi because the file size can be large.
Choose and click the "Software Update" option. Next it will search available update for your phone or tablet. If update is available, you will be asked if you want to install it. Select "yes" and it will install the new operating system in your device. If you want to install it later, you can download the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow file first. Download Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.zip