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May 6, 2010 / Upnishad

Facebook Security Hole Lets You View Your Friends’ Live Chats

You’ve got to hand it to Facebook. They certainly know how to do security — not.

Today I was tipped off that there is a major security flaw in the social networking site that, with just a few mouse clicks, enables any user to view the live chats of their ‘friends’. Using what sounds like a simple trick, a user can also access their friends’ latest pending friend-requests and which friends they share in common. That’s a lot of potentially sensitive information.

Unbelievable I thought, until I just tested the exploit for myself.

And guess what? It works.

Read the rest of this entry on TechCrunch»


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  1. basavaraju / Jan 22 2011 3:09 pm


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