Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Facebook Chat Down Due To Security Flaw in Facebook

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The social network Facebook’s chat feature - which lets people have live conversations through instant text messages – is  "down for maintenance" .

Today, Social Media King TechCrunch posted  a video on Major Facebook security hole lets you view your friends’ live chats. After that scary video posted by TechCrunch, Facebook has temporarily disabled the chat function.

In TechCrunch Steve O'Hear wrote, “there is a major security flaw in the social networking site that, with just a few mouse clicks, enables any user to view the live chats of their ‘friends’. Using what sounds like a simple trick, a user can also access their friends’ latest pending friend-requests and which friends they share in common. That’s a lot of potentially sensitive information.”

Steve claimed, a privacy feature contains a flaw that lets others view private information if they are aware of the exploit.

In this issue, Facebook has temporarily disabled the chat function. Facebook said, “Chat is unavailable as we work quickly to fix a bug reported to us. It should return to normal soon. Because of the bug, people could view friends’ chat messages and friend requests for a limited amount of time if they manipulated the “preview my profile” feature in a specific way. We’ve fixed that issue and took down Chat as soon as we became aware of it. We apologize for the inconvenience.”

Check this video: Facebook Privacy Settings Exploit

Facebook Privacy Settings Exploit

Update:

Facebook Chat is Back after a Hour.

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