June 24, 2019

Facebook Account Password Extractor

ElcomSoft has announced the release of the Facebook Password Extractor, a free tool to recover Facebooks’ user credentials that are stored or cached in popular Web browsers.

The user credentials, such as user account and passwords, are routinely stored or cached in Web browsers to speed up access to protected resources. While it is possible to extract cached passwords from each of the popular Web browsers, it has never been an easy task. Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera, Google Chrome and older versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer (v. 6 and earlier) use lighter security mechanisms that are easier to break. However, InternetExplorer 7, 8, and 9 employ an enhanced security model that makes extracting a cached password impossible without knowing the exact authorisation URL.

Facebook Password Extractor is the first free tool on the market to help users to recover lost and forgotten Facebook passwords from all popular Web browsers including enhanced-security Internet Explorer 7 to 9. This free for personal use (non-commercial) utility can instantly reveal cached login and password information to Facebook accounts. Supporting all versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer including IE9, Mozilla Firefox including Firefox 4, Apple Safari up to version 5, Opera up to version 11, and Google Chrome up to version 11, Facebook Password Extractor is the first free Facebook recovery tool to display multiple Facebook logins and passwords instantly and automatically.

Facebook Password Extractor supports the enhanced security model used in Internet Explorer 7 onwards, by including a small database containing exact Web addresses of all possible Facebook login pages.

Facebook Password Extractor can be downloaded now.

Facebook Upgrades Security To Offer Complete Site Access Over HTTPS

Facebook have announced that from now-on the entire Facebook site can be viewed using a secure connection. Previously Facebook (like many sites) only used SSL whenever you needed to send your password to the server, but now they have upgraded their security and a secure HTTPS connection can be used for all your interactions with Facebook.

One thing to watch however is that this isn’t the default access mode for the Facebook site (although Facebook want to make it the default some time in the future). To activate secure browsing you need to edit your settings on the “Account Security” section of the Account Settings page. However Facebook are rolling out this feature slowly over the next few weeks so the secure browsing option may not have appeared in your account settings just yet.

The only real negative at the moment is that 3rd-party applications are not currently supported but Facebook promise that they are “working hard” to resolve this.

For more information on Facebook security and to take the Facebook security quiz (which was developed together with the National Cyber Security Alliance, the Anti-Phishing Working Group, and the Stop. Think. Connect. campaign) visit the Facebook Security page.

Facebook introduces one time passwords

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Facebook lunched one-time password for non-secure computers in places like hotels, cafes or airports. The one-time password (OTP) will be sent to you as a text message If you have any concerns about security of the computer you’re using while accessing Facebook. Facebook can text you a one-time password to use instead of your regular password.

Simply text “otp” to 32665 on your mobile phone (U.S. only), and you’ll immediately receive a password that can be used only once and expires in 20 minutes. In order to access this feature, you’ll need a mobile phone number in your account. Facebook are rolling this out gradually, and it should be available to everyone in the coming weeks.