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Facebook security bug exposed 6 million users' personal information!

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posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 04:31 PM
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Facebook security bug exposed 6 million users' personal information
Jun 21st, 2013 at 5:13 PM


Today, Facebook announced a security bug that compromised the personal account information of six million users. In a blog post, the security team explained that some of the information the site uses to deliver friend recommendations was "inadvertently stored with people's contact information as part of their account on Facebook." The post continues:

We've concluded that approximately 6 million Facebook users had email addresses or telephone numbers shared. There were other email addresses or telephone numbers included in the downloads, but they were not connected to any Facebook users or even names of individuals. For almost all of the email addresses or telephone numbers impacted, each individual email address or telephone number was only included in a download once or twice. This means, in almost all cases, an email address or telephone number was only exposed to one person. Additionally, no other types of personal or financial information were included and only people on Facebook – not developers or advertisers – have access to the DYI tool.


www.engadget.com...

news.cnet.com...

www.facebook.com...
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posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 04:35 PM
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The moment I post personal information on Facebook its already exposed anyway...even before security bugs. This makes it even worse of course. Because so many people crave attention they throw all concern for privacy and caution to the wind.



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 04:39 PM
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If you are stupid enough to use CIAbook, at least use false information. Why not just copy your hard drive and send it to langley while you are at it?



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 04:54 PM
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Why not just copy your hard drive and send it to langley while you are at it?


Wouldn't you think that they already have a back door to your hard drive regardless of FaceBook.



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 05:00 PM
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Article is trying to downplay it.
Only exposed to one person, as shared in the OP? Well, that doesn't matter because if that one person copied the info it can be shared to x amount of people.

Also,
Haha the comments under the article. For everyone one person that uses a fake account, fake info for themselves, you better believe many many more use real info. Overall, interesting to share to those, as already with NSA spying, who believe FB is the greatest.



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 05:11 PM
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Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
reply to post by DarthMuerte
 




Why not just copy your hard drive and send it to langley while you are at it?


Wouldn't you think that they already have a back door to your hard drive regardless of FaceBook.




you are right about that. i read an article over at blacklisted news that said that very thing right there. don't know how to post the link, but if ya nose around over there, i'm sure you can find it. it was posted within the last last week or so.



found the link.... www.blacklistednews.com...



best i could do is copy/paste. if someone wants to clean that up, please feel free.
edit on 21-6-2013 by thishereguy because: found link.




hey, it works
now i know how to do something new.

edit on 21-6-2013 by thishereguy because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 05:28 PM
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Let me see if I understand this correctly....If I use Facebook my privacy could be compromised?

Okay...got it...thanks

Whew, for a second there I thought this was something serious...



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 09:13 PM
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Are you kidding?

Then I'd have to pay for shipping.

They can waste their bandwidth stealing cat pictures and goofy faces. I can provide that in bulk


here's one I prepared earlier... (stolr, prepared, same diff)



HAVE AT IT, FBIS!!!!



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 09:14 PM
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Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
reply to post by DarthMuerte
 




Why not just copy your hard drive and send it to langley while you are at it?


Wouldn't you think that they already have a back door to your hard drive regardless of FaceBook.


Hard drives don't have doors.

???



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 09:35 PM
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Originally posted by thishereguy

Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
reply to post by DarthMuerte
 




Why not just copy your hard drive and send it to langley while you are at it?


Wouldn't you think that they already have a back door to your hard drive regardless of FaceBook.




you are right about that. i read an article over at blacklisted news that said that very thing right there. don't know how to post the link, but if ya nose around over there, i'm sure you can find it. it was posted within the last last week or so.



found the link.... www.blacklistednews.com...



best i could do is copy/paste. if someone wants to clean that up, please feel free.
edit on 21-6-2013 by thishereguy because: found link.




hey, it works
now i know how to do something new.

edit on 21-6-2013 by thishereguy because: (no reason given)



Dr Nicko van Someren reported at last year's Crypto 98 conference that he had disassembled the ADVADPI driver. He found it contained two different keys. One was used by Microsoft to control the cryptographic functions enabled in Windows, in compliance with US export regulations. But the reason for building in a second key, or who owned it, remained a mystery.


And in all these years, every single person who hates M$ and who has the ability to rip apart the internal workings of it, and have done so, have failed to find any such 'secret access codes' that allow the NSA to remotely install any code/software they want and render your machine theirs.

In all these years, microsoft have not been able to even prevent theft of their own os, let alone give access to the NSA to spy on people. Let alone people who didn't even have their machine connected to the internet, or even had internet access in 99.

In all .. oh never mind..

The nsa is in your cornflakes man, down with cornflakes. Up with wheetbix!!!!!

oO



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 10:00 PM
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I don't doubt it. It's quite shameful of them. I never gave my phone number no matter how much they prodded me for it. And they really do try and get as much info out of you as possible, where are you at? where were you? who are you with etc...

Been done with facebook and deleted my account for almost a year now... no regrets.



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 10:08 PM
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I thought ANYONE that uses Facebook gave up there rights willingly long ago.............


Isn't it all about personal Information?



posted on Jun, 22 2013 @ 05:52 AM
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I dont know whats going on with Facebook lately, strangers have been able to post to my 'Timeline' , even thought i've checked - double checked - and treble checked my privacy settings.

This whole 'followers' thing is creepin me out to and the 'subcribe'...

So basically - if i dont accept ur request - you can just follow or subcribe to me.

I need to contact the admins and ask them WTF's goin on..



posted on Jun, 22 2013 @ 05:57 AM
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Originally posted by winofiend

Originally posted by thishereguy

Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
reply to post by DarthMuerte
 




Why not just copy your hard drive and send it to langley while you are at it?


Wouldn't you think that they already have a back door to your hard drive regardless of FaceBook.




you are right about that. i read an article over at blacklisted news that said that very thing right there. don't know how to post the link, but if ya nose around over there, i'm sure you can find it. it was posted within the last last week or so.



found the link.... www.blacklistednews.com...



best i could do is copy/paste. if someone wants to clean that up, please feel free.
edit on 21-6-2013 by thishereguy because: found link.




hey, it works
now i know how to do something new.

edit on 21-6-2013 by thishereguy because: (no reason given)



Dr Nicko van Someren reported at last year's Crypto 98 conference that he had disassembled the ADVADPI driver. He found it contained two different keys. One was used by Microsoft to control the cryptographic functions enabled in Windows, in compliance with US export regulations. But the reason for building in a second key, or who owned it, remained a mystery.


And in all these years, every single person who hates M$ and who has the ability to rip apart the internal workings of it, and have done so, have failed to find any such 'secret access codes' that allow the NSA to remotely install any code/software they want and render your machine theirs.

In all these years, microsoft have not been able to even prevent theft of their own os, let alone give access to the NSA to spy on people. Let alone people who didn't even have their machine connected to the internet, or even had internet access in 99.

In all .. oh never mind..

The nsa is in your cornflakes man, down with cornflakes. Up with wheetbix!!!!!

oO


peek into the MBR, it might just reside on the master boot record...with that said....you don't know code.
edit on 22-6-2013 by jimmyx because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 22 2013 @ 01:37 PM
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And that's why I don't trust Facebook with knowledge about my family and friends. They deserve to be safe.

Another security bug.

This is a conspiracy. Snowden leaks a truth, former government officials go on TV to defend their conspiracy-gotten project money made under the DoD, and Facebook has a rip off.

This is a recipe for tighter internet security from a government. It provokes a response. So, who is generating the stories to get the response?

If Facebook is a data bank, and people bank their data with them, and there is a theft, well, what about bank insurance? How come people aren't getting paid for the breach of security? Databanking with the F? You get an F.



posted on Jun, 22 2013 @ 02:33 PM
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My family,and friends bug me to join Facebook..I say nope,I dig my privacy.It seems that a lot of people are willingly giving out their personal info..And for what? For stalkers/Corpos following your every move..
edit on 22-6-2013 by greydaze because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 22 2013 @ 02:56 PM
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That is funny, a security bug exposed personal information that the sheople already posted on their page for the public to see. ~$heopleNation
edit on 22-6-2013 by SheopleNation because: TypO



posted on Jun, 22 2013 @ 06:30 PM
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How do you "Delete" a facebook account? My account was hacked. They (facebook) demanded all kinds of information from me to re-activate my own account. They wanted copies of my passport, drivers license, and I believe they may have wanted a copy of my Social Security number too. They blocked me out of my own account and then made me prove, over and over, that I am... Me. I didn't give them the information because it all seemed too surreal. I didn't know, who or whom, or what to trust. I was shaken.

Finally, after doing some sort of a phych test about who my friends are, mixed up with a bunch of stuff that didn't make any sense to me, for instance... stuffed animals??????? What the heck was that all about? I finally became so frustrated that once I was able to get into my account, I "Deactivated" my account. I still get spam out the yahoo... and would love to completely delete the account all together. But... I don't know how??? Maybe, you can help me figure it out??????? I have no intention of ever going back to facebook ever again. It was a real eyeopener. Up until that moment, I thought facebook was purely for entertainment purposes. But my experience left me breathless and caused me to see how identities can be stolen quite easily utilizing that medium for entertainment.

Please don't get me completely wrong... I enjoyed my time on facebook. I didn't spend a lot of time there, but the time I DID spend, I enjoyed. I didn't want to give it up but I felt I had too. I miss all the wonderful people I communicated with from all over the world. Some of them were really interesting. I miss their stories and I miss them quite a lot.



posted on Jun, 22 2013 @ 11:31 PM
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Welcome to Fedbook. I am really considering getting rid of my account. Truthfully I may even shut my internet off. I pay most of my bills online but I can do that from my phone. Or I can go old fashioned. I am a tech-aholic but I've always said when it hits the fan first thing I am doing is smashing my cell phone.



posted on Jun, 23 2013 @ 12:10 AM
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One thing is for sure, everyone should read the most important Book ever, it's titles HACKING EXPOSED, and details can be found on several web sites. Youngsters will have what it takes to truly understand what the authors are saying. Aged 67 I'm still trying to understand the first six pages. Boy what a complicated, yet well defined book. Slapped me with fear of PCs right from day one. I do my best to avoid Facebook, each time I go there I get a page full of wonky adverts etc. Yet they keep sending me e.mail messages asking me log in. I don't think so.



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