Facebook password hacks

You know it’s a great evening just as you’re getting ready to go to bed and have a good night’s sleep after a hard day’s work when you get two – yes, TWO – emails from Facebook that start:

Hi Julian,

We received a request to reset your Facebook password.

Enter the following password reset code: 12345678

So… someone was trying to hack into my Facebook account? Nice. Won’t work for me because:

And guess what? I changed the password anyway, 16 random characters (yes, I use a password manager so the password is nice and random, and I don't have to remember it).

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