Facebook officials have tracked down the scammers responsible for deluging the social network with images depicting bestiality, self-mutilation and other depravity and is vowing to seek swift justice. As previously reported, Facebook has blamed the torrent of extreme smut on a "self-XSS vulnerability in the browser" that …
OMG! They're going to banish the miscreants to MySpace as punishment...
That's a bit harsh!!!
Facebook design flaw
There shouldn't be such a thing as "content which is visible to others but not to the user whose account was used to spread it". If they could see what they'd done, they would delete it immediately and it wouldn't spread. So this is essentially a security hole.
yep. for example how many people realise that guardian/independent/spotify users get their reading/listening history posted to their friends walls.
its quite surprising what some people read/listen to...
Wallace was criminally charged with hacking more than 500 million Facebook accounts.
500 million accounts? Wow!
SPAM ALL THE ACCOUNTS!
The only spam I saw was all the messages (on people's walls) telling me about the spam. Not that they realised for this to happen they had to click on the link and therefore be the creator of their own problem.
In other words, Facebook does not correctly sanitise the user input into the URL bar.
Security FAIL on Facebook's part - this is fairly elementary stuff..
No, it has nothing to do with Facebook
>"Facebook does not correctly sanitise the user input into the URL bar"
I'm sure there are some good tagline possibilities here.
"Earlier this year, Wallace was criminally charged with hacking more than 500 million Facebook accounts."
And then this from your earlier article, which was linked BTW,
"One of the first figures to plaster the internet with millions of spam messages before being driven underground has been criminally charged for hacking some 500,000 Facebook accounts, stealing their personal information, and sending 27 million unwanted advertisements."
Normally your rather on top of information but for you not to remember what it was that you wrote? Shame on you :P
Is this what it takes to get your account deleted on Facebook?