The issue of Facebook security has hit extremely close to home for the company -- Mark Zuckerberg's profile was reportedly hacked.
According to CNN, someone hacked into Facebook's founder's page on Tuesday and posted the following:
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/fs6rT3 What do you think? #hackercup2011
The posting got more than 1,800 "likes" before it was removed.
Facebook is not commenting on the incident, but on Wednesday it did beef up security on the site. In a post titled: "A Continued Commitment to Security" the site wrote:
That's why we've developed a number of complex systems that operate behind the scenes to keep you secure on Facebook. In addition, we've created some advanced features you can use to help protect yourself even more, such as remote logout and one-time passwords. These features are especially useful when you're uncertain whether your network or computer is secure. Today, we're announcing two new such features.
(They will) provide you with the ability to experience Facebook entirely over HTTPS. You should consider enabling this option if you frequently use Facebook from public Internet access points found at coffee shops, airports, libraries or schools. The option will exist as part of our advanced security features, which you can find in the "Account Security" section of the Account Settings page.