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.