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Facebook - The New Swiss Cheese of Security?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Marlin Guy, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Marlin Guy

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    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/02/02/facebook_plugs_authentication_flaw/

    "The vulnerability only worked if a user had visited a malicious web while logged into Facebook and only in social network profiles that allow applications to run, a feature that the vast majority of Facebook users enable. When run successfully, the attack would have potentially embarrassing consequences."

    Here is the video of what it could do.
    There is no sound.

    [YOUTUBEHD]chATOThshtY[/YOUTUBEHD]
     
  2. SayWhat?

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  3. The Merg

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    But there are no security or privacy issues with Facebook... :sure:

    - Merg
     
  4. dpeters11

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    That's actually fairly complicated, needing the user to go to a malicious site. If you're not particular about who you attack, it's much easier to go to the local coffee shop where people are using wifi.

    If you really want someone to get in trouble, change their relationship status.
     

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