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Facebook Identity Can be Compromised Just by Reading Forum Posts

I’ve stumbled across a small security vulnerability in Facebook that, after some thought, turned out to be a way to launch a powerful and surprising attack.

The attack allows personal information including full name, profile picture, and friends list to leak to an eagerly awaiting hacker. The uniqueness of this attack, is that the unaware user’s data may be stolen when she is surfing a legitimate, trusted site, not a site controlled by the attacker.

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