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|
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