Facebook closes security loophole, your private photos are safe

The online social networking site Facebook says it has fixed a security loophole discovered by a Vancouver computer technician that allowed people to look at the private photos of users.

The news follows Facebook Inc.’s announcement last week that it was implementing tougher measures to allow members to restrict access to their personal profiles.

But Byron Ng, a Vancouver computer technician looking for flaws, was able to use computer coding to pull up private pictures of Facebook members and their friends. The private photos included those of Paris Hilton at the Emmy awards and of her brother Nicholas drinking a beer with friends. (link)

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1 Response to “Facebook closes security loophole, your private photos are safe”



  1. 1 Facebook closes security loophole, your private photos are safe Trackback on March 25, 2008 at 12:59 pm

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