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Facebook Security Flaw Gives Hacker Access to Every Account

Facebook PrivacyYou probably don’t know Nir Goldshlager, but up until recently, he sure could have known you. That’s because Nir discovered a major privacy flaw in Facebook’s OAuth, the system developers use to access all sorts of information every time you hit that innocent, little “allow” button. Nir gained access to virtually anyone’s entire Facebook account. As the hacker explained on his site: “I found a way in to get full permissions (read inbox, outbox, manage pages, manage ads, read private photos, videos, etc.) over the victim account even without any installed apps on the victim account…” And the worst part? The victim wouldn’t even need to click “allow,” so they were expunged from the process entirely. “Just to clarify there is no need for any installed apps on the victim’s account, Even if the victim never allowed any application in his Facebook account, I could still be getting full permissions.”

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