Facebook flaw allowed websites to steal users’ personal data without consent

Graham Cluley

Student researchers Rui Wang and Zhou Li found a vulnerability which allowed malicious websites to access a Facebook user’s private data without permission.

Would you want an unauthorised website to know your name, gender and date of birth?Read more in my article at Naked Security.

Graham Cluley Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.
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