May 112011
 
 May 11, 2011  Breaches, Business, Online

Robert McMillan reports:

A programming bug on Facebook’s website may have accidentally given advertisers and others access to a treasure trove of personal information, according to security researchers at Symantec.

They posted details of the issue Tuesday, saying it may have affected nearly 100,000 Facebook applications for years now.

Read more on Computerworld.

Over on Facebook’s Developer Blog, Naitik Shah wrote that they are working to improve authentication methods. According to Symantec, however, concerned Facebook users should change their passwords.

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