Facebook Vulnerability Shows Friend List Even When It’s Set To Private

Facebook News - DefaultCan other people see who your friends are?

Facecrooks has discovered that a Facebook flaw is allowing strangers to see friends lists even though they are set to private.

A security researcher found a vulnerability in Facebook’s “People You May Know” feature that allows anyone to see a users’ list of friends – even when the user has set that information to private.

According to Facecrooks:

All a hacker would have to do would be to create a fake Facebook profile and then send a friend request to their target. Even if the targeted user never accepted the request, the hacker could see that person’s friends via the “People You May Know” feature.

As yet, Facebook has not come up with a fix, but hopefully they will do so.

You can read more about this potential problem over at Facecrooks, here.

YoVillians, do you have your friends lists set to private? If so, does this potential invasion of privacy bother you at all? Perhaps you don’t mind who sees who you are friends with? Please tell us what you think in the comment box below, then like and share this article. Thank you.

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