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Facebook security hole: How to post to pending friends’ profiles

Facebook application developers, Candytech, have discovered  a security hole, or rather privacy issue, with the status tagging feature that was introduced in September. After launching the feature, Facebook updated the “Friends” section to show friends pending a confirmation, “but probably without noticing the integrity, Facebook implemented this also in the [status tagging] feature” which means you can mention non-friends and post to their profiles if a friend request is pending. You can’t do it straight from your profile, but you will just need a Facebook Page.

For further information and an example, check out the full post over at Facebakers.

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Facebook security hole: How to post to pending friends’ profiles Posted by on November 26, 2009 at 7:06 PM. Use this trackback if you're linking this story.

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