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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Every Facebook Account has Three Different Passwords

What did you think after reading the above title? It might sound as a breach in security but every bit written in the title is absolutely correct. It may appear shocking but when you’ll discover the three passwords including your original password, then it may sound normal to you.

 What are the three passwords?

Facebook Three Passwords
Let’s assume your password is BloggingGeeks, then you can convert it the uppercase alphabets into lowercase (or vice versa) and login with the created password string bLOGGINGgEEKS  - This password will also open your account.
There is another password which can take you to your Facebook home page i.e. changing your password’s first alphabet into lowercase if it is in uppercase (or vice versa) – bloggingGeeks – It will even take to you to your homepage.

Does Facebook Know About It?

Facebook introduced this feature intentionally and it is not any type of gap in security. Facebook introduced this feature after doing a case study of the password typo errors.  This feature was introduced to help overcome the rejection of the authentic logins. According to Facebook: 

We accept three forms of the user’s password to help overcome the most common reasons that authentic logins are rejected. In addition to the original password, we also accept the password if a user inadvertently has caps lock enabled or their mobile device automatically capitalizes the first character of the password.

In case if your caps lock is on, it won’t reject the authentic login instead it will take you to your account.

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1 Responses to “Every Facebook Account has Three Different Passwords”

Anonymous said...
August 14, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Osama Ahmed Shaikh

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