May 192010
 
 May 19, 2010  Posted by  Online

Robert McMillan reports:

Facebook is fixing a Web programming bug that could have allowed hackers to alter profile pages or make restricted information public.

The flaw was discovered last week and reported to Facebook by M.J. Keith, a senior security analyst with security firm Alert Logic.

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Keith could make users’ private information public, change or read profile information, even add new contact e-mail addresses, he said. “It’s pretty bad; you can do a lot of damage with it,” he said.

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