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Security Researcher Uses Zuckerberg’s Wall to Prove Facebook Bug

Posted By admin On August 19, 2013 @ 5:06 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

David Murphy
PC Mag [1]
August 19, 2013

If at first you don’t succeed, post a message on Mark Zuckerberg’s wall. As in, Mark Zuckerberg’s personal wall – aside from driving by Facebook headquarters with a loudspeaker in hand, we can think of few better ways to get the CEO’s attention, especially if you aren’t his Facebook friend to begin with.

That’s right.

Palestinian security researcher Khalil Shreateh uncovered a glitch in the Facebook matrix that would allegedly allow anyone to post to the Facebook Walls of any other user – a big no-no in Facebook land, for one’s Wall is supposed to be reserved only for one’s friends to post on, assuming normal security settings.

Shreateh twice sent reports of the bug [2] to Facebook via the company’s bug-disclosure and bounty program. The first time, Facebook security representative “Emrakul” couldn’t see the results of Shreateh’s work – presumably because Emrakul wasn’t actually friends with the person who Shreateh used as a proof-of-concept for the loophole. The second time around, Emrakul told Shreateh that his findings were “not a bug.”

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[1] PC Mag: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2423252,00.asp

[2] twice sent reports of the bug: http://khalil-sh.blogspot.com/p/facebook_16.html

[3] Facebook users raise privacy concerns as company tweaks security settings: http://www.prisonplanet.com/facebook-users-raise-privacy-concerns-as-company-tweaks-security-settings.html

[4] Facebook faces a consumer backlash over security concerns as bloggers urge users to ‘kill’ their accounts: http://www.prisonplanet.com/facebook-faces-a-consumer-backlash-over-security-concerns-as-bloggers-urge-users-to-kill-their-accounts.html

[5] Facebook’s Eroding Privacy Policy: A Timeline: http://www.prisonplanet.com/facebooks-eroding-privacy-policy-a-timeline.html

[6] The Facebook IPO: The Last Great Wall Street Party: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-facebook-ipo-the-last-great-wall-street-party.html

[7] Department of Homeland Security Using Fake Facebook and Twitter Accounts to Monitor Posts Containing Certain Keywords: http://www.prisonplanet.com/department-of-homeland-security-using-fake-facebook-and-twitter-accounts-to-monitor-posts-containing-certain-keywords.html

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