Users of Facebook – TB has a page on the network; check! – were subject to the scrutiny of contacts for part of Wednesday. A problem on the site allow chat conversations and requests awaiting approval were viewed by contacts, even with these resources is private and usually viewable only by the account owner.
Because of the problem, the administration of FB was forced to disable chat while looking for a solution to the failure of security. “The chat will be relisted on the site soon. We worked quickly to resolve the problem, ensuring that once the bug was reported, a solution was quickly found and implemented, “said Facebook.
The most ironic of the story was that the security flaw was exploited only by users that used a tool that lets you know as a contact sees the profile. For example, to trigger the feature to learn how Rafa (our editor) see my Facebook profile, I was publishing my chat messages.