Facebook is facing a new PR headache after a security flaw allowing users to see private photo albums allowed a hacker to access the albums of the site’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
The latest Facebook security issue saw users able to gain access to people’s privately locked photo albums simply by reporting a single publicly available images as containing nudity. Facebook has already responded to say it is working on a fix.
Facebook Security Issues
"Earlier today, we discovered a bug in one of our reporting flows that allows people to report multiple instances of inappropriate content simultaneously,” an official Facebook statement read. "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."
Highlighting the severity of the security bug, one hacker took advantage of the bug to gain access to the private images of Mark Zuckerberg before uploading the snaps online.
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