Zuck can dress like an average Facebook user. He can also get hacked like one.
Let the hacking begin: if Facebook needs money, instead of going to the banks, why doesn’t Facebook let its users invest in Facebook in a social way? Why not transform Facebook into a “social business” the way Nobel Price [sic] winner Muhammad Yunus described it? http://bit.ly/f26rT3 What do you think? #hackercup2011
The hacker was ostensibly referring to the recent Goldman-Sachs investment in the social media giant. The update earned 1,800 “likes” and 500 comments before it was taken down. Zuckerberg himself has yet to comment on the incident publicly, but security consultant Graham Cluley weighed in:
It’s not clear if he was careless with his password, was phished, or sat down in a Starbucks and got sidejacked [had his login details stolen over the air] while using an unencrypted wireless network. But however it happened, it’s left egg on his face just when Facebook wants to reassure users that it takes security and privacy seriously. Maybe Mr. Zuckerberg would be wise to get a refresher on computer security best practice.
Facebook has consequently upped its security measures, now offering secure https connection and a new sign-in authentication that asks the user to identify photos of friends.