Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Facebook Temporarily Disables New Year's Messages After Privacy Snafu

The link to full story is here.

Facebook was forced to temporarily disable its "Midnight Delivery" New Year's messages feature after a privacy flaw was exposed by an information technology student early Monday morning.

Facebook quickly took note of the problem and brought Midnight Delivery offline for maintenance. It has since been fixed and is available for use.

Midnight Delivery, which was introduced this year, was designed to allow you to write a message to friends or loved ones that will be delivered exactly as 2012 ends and 2013 begins. However, student and blogger Jack Jenkins noticed a problem: he easily exposed private messages and photos sent via the Facebook app by simply modifying the URL of his own messages.

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