Why You Shouldn’t Use Facebook to Log In to Other Sites

Facebook offered a convenient and secure way to sign up for online services. A major hack shows it failed at its one job.

Farhad Manjoo
Oct 4, 2018 · 4 min read
Image for post
Image for post
Photo: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images

I’m going to quit using Facebook to log in to apps and sites online. You should, too.

To keep reading this story, get the free app or log in.
This story is just a click away.

You’ll also discover more fresh thinking personalized to your interests and can follow your favorite authors, publications, and topics.
Or, continue in mobile web
Already have an account? Sign in

Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight. Watch

Follow all the topics you care about, and we’ll deliver the best stories for you to your homepage and inbox. Explore

Get unlimited access to the best stories on Medium — and support writers while you’re at it. Just $5/month. Upgrade

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store