Facebook’s Latest Privacy Options December 10, 2009Posted by Talha Izhar in Technology.
Having identified many facebook security issues, I was expecting some loopholes in the new policy as well. Today, after I changed my privacy setting and then clicked on the random users in the users you may know box I found many many users I have no connection with or I am not friends with have their information available to public. WTF is Facebook trying to do here?? Providing data to Search Engines? By default alot of information about many users is available including pictures, friends list etc.
There were a few security issues with photo albums previously, users were able to see pictures of people they were not friends with using the API functions and users with pictures not set to the maximum security were not aware that people not in their friends list can see their pictures.
Facebook later fixed this issue, by restricting it through the API call but I can still see the pictures through direct URL stored in my system.