Posted by on 12/09/2011
A series of hacking has been done to Facebook for the past few months. Based on experience, even if you have lots of smart people working to protect your system, a program as big as this one has lots of secrets to reveal in terms of security.

Now a new loophole has been found on the biggest social networking site. As a result, Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg's private pictures has been exposed to the public and now scattered all over the net.

What's In It

Reports say that fourteen pictures of Zuckerberg was exposed to the public that includes shots of him preparing sushi with his girlfriend, holding a chicken by the leg (of which most people find it really funny) and meeting US President Barack Obama. Here are some of the said pictures:


Zuckerberg with US Pres. Obama




Sushi ala Zuckerberg

What could be the story behind this? :p


So, What's Next?

In a report, Facebook already reported that the said glitch has been fixed.

"Earlier today [December 7, 2011], we discovered a bug in one of our reporting flows that allows people to report multiple instances of inappropriate content simultaneously," in a statement of the said company.

"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," the statement read.

Dissect the Bug

The said bug was found out by members of a bodybuilding forum also post a step-by-step instructions on how to view private photos.

The steps tells that when the users flagged or reported a public profile picture of someone as inappropriate, a prompt feature allows the user to look for similar content on a person's pictures. These includes all recently uploaded pictures of the person without the proper filtering of privacy settings.

With that, the "hackers" used it to break on Zuckerberg's profile and was able to extract some of his private pictures.


Based on this events, it proves that even in a software with the collaboration of great minds there can still be holes that might ruin it. Technology and software could only be as perfect as the programmers want it to be, but it doesn't mean that it can stand any users' brain.

Remember, as I have said before: "A software is like a hive, the bigger it is, the more bugs it can accommodate."

:)
*All images are gathered from the net

11 comments :

  1. This is interesting. The creator's account has been hacked. Really interesting!

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  2. exactly.. I find it very interesting too.. :D

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  3. Facebook hacked, it’s really a fantastic mind who hack the facebook.

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  4. "...was live for a limited period of time. Upon discovering the bug..."

    A scenario, the life cycle of making new feature seems tight for Facebook now a days and it's happen to any project now or then indeed. Wondering whether they have less attention to the polishing lately!

    Interesting catch, Aj!

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  5. hi there omo! :) thanks for your wonderful comment.

    Indeed, well as I have said, keeping a large software like FB is really a tough job. :p

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  6. This is a hacker's achievement, Mark Zuckerberg shouldn't put any unnecessary or shameful pictures on his FB profile as it will be hack eventually. They have to do double effort for the security of the software coz I still like FB as a social network site.

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  7. hackers are genius .. 


    FB staffs must be aware that there is a need to increase their program security to ensure privacy :)

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  8. I think Zuckerberg should create another account :p

    and yeah, this is a nice achievement for hackers! LOL

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  9. well, hackers would be great if and only if everyone of them is doing it for good :p

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  10. Superlike!  "A software is like a hive, the bigger it is, the more bugs it can accommodate". This statement is very sensible. I think FB staff will really do something here. I think Mark felt that he is slap and awaken by he's good dream :D

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  11. Even after working out some thing better to avoid any hacking of FB there would be surely some one else to prove hacking never stops..

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