One of the biggest problems in our modern age is bureaucracy. Whether you are dealing with a government or a corporation, it is always a problem. Too much red tape and nobody knows anything. You can never get through to people.
Same thing with Facebook. A Palestinian “security expert”, Khalil Shreateh, says that he discovered an exploit in Facebook that would let anyone post on anyone’s wall, he reported to Facebook through their bug reporting tool. Of course they basically ignored it and said that his discovery was not a bug. Yeah whatever. We’ve all dealt with this sort of asinine response from companies.
The way Facebook privacy works is that if your profile isn’t set to public, only those on your friends list can post on your wall. Well, Khalil was determined to get someone to acknowledge the flaw so he posted on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg‘s wall. I would think that he had made his point with this action.
Within minutes, he was contacted by a security engineer. He was asked for further details about this exploit, meanwhile his account was disabled. Probably they just wanted to err on the safe side. The exploit has now been fixed and his account is back.
Source UbergizmoFiled Under: Technology News