Facebook private photos viewable due to security flaw

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A recent code push, from the guys at Facebook, has caused quite the stir among Facebook users. It’s been reported that a new vulnerability in some of the recent code allows anybody to view private photo albums just by reporting the photo as nudity.

The flaw, which has since been “fixed” with Facebook removing the entire section of code that caused the problem, allowed users to briefly see private photo albums of anyone connect with the Social Networking site.

Facebook responded almost immediately, but not before one user accessed the private albums of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg, which you can view by clicking here.

This certainly isn’t the sort of exposure Facebook wanted after the recent reprimand from the FTC in the United States over a series of privacy violations.

The statement from Facebook said, “This was the result of one of our recent code pushes and was live for a limited period of time. Upon discovering the bug, we immediately disabled the system, and will only return functionality once we can confirm the bug has been fixed.”

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