Hacker Finds Way To Access Anyone’s Facebook Profile
A lot of people are very picky about what they want to share on their Facebook profiles to friends or non-friends, but this exploit could have made all that planning useless. A developer by the name of Nir Goldshlager claims to have found a Facebook security flaw that would allow him to fully access any stranger's profile.
But here's the good part - he was a nice enough guy to tell Facebook about it first. He waited until the company fixed the loophole before he went public with his discovery and how he did it. Basically, he played around with the OAuth settings that Facebook gives to applications and was hence able to view anyone's pictures, friends lists and even inboxes. Props to him for waiting and informing Facebook about it.
He's uploaded a video about how he did it, for anyone interested. But rest assured the exploit has been patched or some serious damage could have happened to certain users.
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