Facebook vulnerability to view private photos

Recently a vulnerability in Facebook Photo Sync features has been uncovered. This vulnerability allows for attackers to gain access to your private facebook photos, that is if they have a 3rd party app of which can then get permission to read your personal synced photos.

The vulnerability was reported by ‘Laxman’ and as a result he was rewarded $10,000. In a blog post he stated:

“The vulnerable part is, it just checks the owner of the access token and not the application which is making the request. So it allows any application with user_photos permission to read your mobile photos,”

Original news source:  TheHackerNews.com
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James Stevenson

Im a Cyber Security enthusiast that loves all things to do with technology. I'm specifically interested in cyber security and ethical hacking.

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