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Old 06-24-2013, 08:21 AM
 
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Shocker of shockers

Facebook issues data breach notification – may have leaked your email and phone number | Naked Security

The Facebook release

https://www.facebook.com/notes/faceb...51437074840766

"We recently received a report to our White Hat program regarding a bug that may have allowed some of a person’s contact information (email or phone number) to be accessed by people who either had some contact information about that person or some connection to them."

http://www.zdnet.com/anger-mounts-af...ug-7000017167/

"The personal information leaked by the bug is information that had not been given to Facebook by the users - it is data Facebook has been compiling on its users behind closed doors, without their consent."

"According to the admissions in its blog, posted late Friday afternoon, Facebook appears to be obtaining users' offsite email address and phone numbers and attempting to match them to other accounts. It appears that the invisible collected information is then being stored in each user's 'shadow profile' that is somehow attached to accounts."

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Old 06-27-2013, 08:43 AM
 
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Facebook leaks are a lot leakier than Facebook is letting on | Naked Security
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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If you post something online, it can be obtained by hacking. Period.

So, do not post anything online, unless you are okay with it being public knowledge.

This applies to Facebook, and all other entities that have an online presence.
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