Zuckerberg's page hacked; Facebook tightens security

Not that the two are related or anything

Yesterday the Facebook page of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was defaced by a hacker.

Today the company announced a pair of new security measures: expanded use of HTTPS and the introduction of a "social authentication" feature that relies on photographs of your friends.

The two occurrences are unrelated, according to Facebook.

And I believe it. ... No, I really do.

(Another thought: Those of you who don't believe in coincidences might want to consider the fact that it would be difficult for Facebook to announce new security measures and not have the news come on the heels of some kind of security issue. Think about it.)

Welcome regulars and passersby. Here are a few more recent Buzzblog items. And, if you'd like to receive Buzzblog via e-mail newsletter, here's where to sign up. Follow me on Twitter here.

Join the Network World communities on Facebook and LinkedIn to comment on topics that are top of mind.

Copyright © 2011 IDG Communications, Inc.

SD-WAN buyers guide: Key questions to ask vendors (and yourself)