In April of 2019, two third-party Facebook app datasets were exposed to the public. The data breach accounted for over 540 million records, including information like Facebook IDs, account names, comments, and likes.
Breaches that begin with application attacks account for almost 50% of breach costs, even though they only account for about 20% of data breaches. In other words, application attacks are not only possible, but they're also expensive.
As hackers find new ways to acquire data, data protection mechanisms continue to improve.
Are you looking for a way to protect your data? Keep reading for a break down of how to use data protection mechanisms in your custom applications.