Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Facebook Security Hole Fixed

Nishant Doshi, a Symantec employee, wrote in a blog entry that Symantec discovered that certain Facebook applications inadvertently leaked access tokens to third parties like advertisers or analytic platforms.

According to an estimate by Symantec there were close to 100.000 applications that enabled the leakage of information. These apps were leaking access tokens to third parties.

This security issue was reported to Facebook by Symantec and Facebook took action to fix the issue on their back-end systems.

Read the blog entry here.