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BLOGS: Facebook Platform Vulnerability Enabled Silent Data Harvesting

theharmonyguy at Social Hacking describes a vulnerability he found in Facebook. Its use, which he doesn’t believe has ever happened, “would invisibly and silently steal a visitor’s private Facebook content.” Facebook has now fixed this vulnerability, but

But in my opinion, this vulnerability is simply the latest reminder that the Facebook Platform can open users to many problems quite separate from the security of Facebook itself. I personally think that aspects of the Platform’s implementation fail to match user expectations of privacy, as I’ve discussed previously. And while this particular problem may be solved, vulnerabilities in specific applications and the nature of application access continue to put private data at risk of unwanted disclosure.
theharmonyguy

Social Hacking blog entry

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