Facebook fixes photo privacy security flaw

Facebook has this week (w/c 5th Dec) patched a vulnerability that allowed any user to view any other user’s private photos. Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook account was compromised and a total of thirteen photos were downloaded and posted on a website called imgur.com.

Facebook responded very quickly after Zuck had his account compromised after a post in a discussion forum on bodybuilding, detailed a method for using a feature to report suspicious content to bypass privacy protections on other Facebook users’ accounts. The code flaw was actually created in a recent code push and Facebook confirmed that the flaw was only available for a “short period of time” before it was patched.

Safe surfing folks!

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