Linking a phone number to a Facebook account helps the user recover the account when you have forgotten your password. Programmer, James Martindell discovered an easy way to break into any Facebook account.
We all use Facebook in our daily lives without any doubt, Facebook is the best social media platform that is now being used by millions of users. People who use Facebook add their phone numbers to their account.
Linking a phone number to a Facebook account helps the user recover the account when you have forgotten your password. Therefore, phone number can be used to reset Facebook number password
Have you ever wondered what happened if you changed your phone number and the number is now assigned to someone else? Programmer, James Martindell, is an easy way to hack any Facebook account.
The programmer said that he has received a new SIM card, and after putting it in his phone, he has received two texts, one unknown person and one from Facebook. Obviously, the second text, which came from Facebook, surprised everyone because he has not yet added Facebook to the new number.
Let me tell you, Facebook uses users to locate their account using a phone number. Users can also enter their mobile number in the Email field to sign in. Therefore, James Martindell tried to sign in using a new phone number and a random password, however, this did not work, so he clicked on ‘lost password’.
Facebook showed her various recovery options, from which she chooses to retrieve the password using a phone number. He raises the number at which he wants to get the recovery code and once he gets the code, he creates a new password to enter. Therefore, James Marindale has full access to the Facebook account.
Well, these cases are rare but it can be possible. James Martindell also said that his VoIP carrier Freedomopop changed his phone number for $ 5 at any time. Many phone numbers are shown to choose from often in Freedompop and some similar services. The hacker can try to log in using one of those numbers and buy that number for hacking a Facebook account.
If you think Facebook is going to fix this issue, let me know, Facebook has clearly refused to consider it as a bug for the bug bounty program. Facebook says, “There is no control over the focus on telecom providers, which are reissued phone numbers or users with a phone number attached to their Facebook account which is no longer registered with them”
Therefore, the best thing to do to avoid these types of hacking attempts is to enable 2-step login authorization and login alerts. Users also need to remove unused or old mobile numbers and email addresses.
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