Vulnerability in Facebook data revealed 6 million users




Vulnerability in Facebook data revealed 6 million users

Gap revealed some contact information for some users that are supposed to be hidden

Caused a security vulnerability has recently been discovered in the social networking “Facebook” to expose the contact information for about 6 million users, such as e-mail and phone number, to detect in front of other users under certain circumstances, according to the security team admitted to Facebook.

And explain the security team to the site in a post published today cause of the problem, and have reportedly been in the post it and when users lift contact lists have or address books stored in their phones, the Facebook trying to compare the data with information contact other people on the site in order to use this information to show the proposals add friends, according to Facebook the gap existed in this mechanism.

The gap caused According to FaceBook emergence of some of these data for users to their friends on the site even if the user chooses to hide some of this information for friends. The problem occurs specifically when the user to download the archive account within the Department of Download Your Information, as this information will include telephone numbers and e-mail addresses, especially with friends even if they chose to hide it.

According to statements made by Facebook spokesman for “Tech Crunch” mail, the gap had existed since last year and was discovered last week and the security team to solve it in less than 24 hours to detect.

Facebook said that this information is in most cases did not appear for only a limited number of users as it did not contain any other sensitive information or financial information.
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