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 October 21, 2010  Breaches, Online

Christina Warren reports:

In response to a discovery earlier this week that some Facebook applications were inadvertently sharing user information to third partiesFacebook engineers are proposing that Facebook UIDs become encrypted.

Under the new proposal, the parameters that are passed back to iFrame-based applications will be encrypted using an application’s secret key, meaning that only the actual application will be able to read the information and accidental disclosures over HTTP headers will no longer be possible.

Read more on Mashable.

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