Facebook is asking users to disclose passwords to their personal email accounts in order to Get into the social Media platform, the Press reported.
A message was flashing on some Facebook users’ log-in display, demanding them to input the password of the email ID they built their Facebook account on, The Daily Beast reported on Tuesday.
“To keep on using Facebook, you will need to confirm your email,” the message requirements, followed by a form asking for users’ email password.
How widely the new measure was set up remains unclear.
“We understand the password verification option isn’t the best method to go about this, so we are going to stop offering it,” the report quoted Facebook as saying.
The additional login step was noticed over the weekend with a cyber-security watcher on Twitter known as”e-sushi”.
The need from Facebook, that is ill-reputed for consumer information and safety breaches, has started making the rounds only fourteen days after Facebook confessed to have had saved around 200-600 million user-passwords in plain text, searchable by over 20,000 Facebook employees.