Group of Facebook Users posted Facebook Mark Zuckerberg personal pictures on image hosting website to expose facebook security flaws. Members of a Body Building forum revealed the flaw in a instructional tutorial of step-by-step guide of how to view private photos on facebook.
According to the instruction, when facebook users report a profile picture of some facebook user as inappropriate, Facebook ask the reporting user to view more personal pictures of same user. Group of facebook users used this security flaw and break into Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg account and posted 14 personal pictures of Marck Zuckerberg on internet with the title “It’s time to fix those security flaws Facebook”. Images included Mark Zuckerberg picture with girlfriend preparing food in kitchen, holding a chicken and a meeting with US President Barak Obama.
Important point is that just a week ago Federal Trade Commission warned facebook for privacy settings which were updated two years ago and demanded facebook to do regular audits over the next 20 years. Federal Trade Commission also accused facebook for deceptive practices.
Though facebook claimed that they have fixed the flaw but it clearly shows that facebook has never been sersious about privacy settings and have never taken appropriate actions since facebook changed privacy setting two years ago.
In a statement Facebook says: “Earlier today, we discovered a bug in one of our reporting flows that allows people to report multiple instances of inappropriate content simultaneously. The bug allowed anyone to view a limited number of another user’s most recently uploaded photos irrespective of the privacy settings for these photos. 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”.