Or have you ever got a series of notification mails from Facebook containing links to porn pictures posted on your friend's wall? It is not a dramatic introduction of a typical literature to teach people the possible threats of social networking but something which happened with me this afternoon.
Immediately I changed my password (I use fairly strong password containing at least two characters from uppercase, lowercase, numbers & special characters) & logged out my Facebook account fearing that the "hacker" might have stolen my Facebook cookie via some XSS exploit or got to know my password via some keylogging method. Whatever, nothing happened to my account.
Then I called my friend & made him aware that hos account security has been compromised. He admitted the fact that saying that he was not able to log in to Facebook since yesterday due to password mismatch. He thought it to be a temporary Facebook bug ignored the fact.
However, my reason to share it with the community to have a discussion on what could be the possible strategies to prevent our social networking accounts hacked & what are to be done after one realizes that his/her account security is at stake.
Edited by Nuno Brito, 05 November 2011 - 12:18 PM.
broke block of text onto paragraphs to ease readability