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Windows 7: Interesting read for all you Facebookers...

11 May 2011   #1
wilywombat

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Interesting read for all you Facebookers...

Facebook leaked keys to account data: Symantec

"US computer security firm Symantec has said that Facebook accidentally left a door open for advertisers to access profiles, pictures, chat and other private data at the social network." Read full article at:-

Facebook leaked keys to account data: Symantec
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11 May 2011   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Between all of the credit card companies, Sony with the Playstation Network and now facebook....it's no longer called private data...it's simply called your data.

The suggestion is to change your FB password.
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11 May 2011   #3
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

F***ing idiots.... Isn't enough that they sell their users data?

~Lordbob
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11 May 2011   #4
MRValiant

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Thanks for the heads up.
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11 May 2011   #5
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
F***ing idiots.... Isn't enough that they sell their users data?
Who's to say they didn't this time?

Quote:
accidentally left a door open for advertisers to access profiles
And somebody 'accidentally' left money in an account.


The way these companies treat information, I wouldn't be at all surprised if it was an purposeful 'accident'.
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11 May 2011   #6
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
And somebody 'accidentally' left money in an account.

The way these companies treat information, I wouldn't be at all surprised if it was an purposeful 'accident'.
This is why I don't have a Facebook account. To many "accidental" security issues.
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11 May 2011   #7
Tatletz

windows 7 ultimate X64 bit
 
 

I don't have Facebook account too < = > Don't have security issues too
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11 May 2011   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Imagine, Facebook Denies it has leaks.
In This Article you can find how to Permanently Delete a FB account if you want. no quick delete button, you'll need to wait 2 weeks and NOT login from anywhere.
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12 May 2011   #9
Tatletz

windows 7 ultimate X64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Imagine, Facebook Denies it has leaks.
In This Article you can find how to Permanently Delete a FB account if you want. no quick delete button, you'll need to wait 2 weeks and NOT login from anywhere.

Thank you for the interesting post Britton30,
This is a worry stuff as almost all teens are on Facebook virtually 24/7
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12 May 2011   #10
wilywombat

win7
 
 

LOL..An entry from a facebooker says it all...
"THIS IS THE WORST VIRUS EVER TO HIT FACEBOOK!!! A New virus on FB!!!...The ASTC Virus (Ass Stuck to Chair) The virus glues you to your chair for several hours! No housework will be done, children will starve and the dog will not get its walk. You're likely to lose all contact to the outside world. Put this on your status - It may be too late for most, but you might save a few!!!!"
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