Author Topic: Personal Details of 100 Million Facebook Users Exposed Online at PirateBay  (Read 1176 times)

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The personal details of 100 million Facebook users/members have been collected and published online in a downloadable file, meaning they will now be unable to make their publicly available information private.

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However, Facebook downplayed the issue, saying that no private data had been compromised.

The information was posted by Ron Bowes, an online security consultant, on the Internet site Pirate Bay.

Bowes used code to scan the 500 million Facebook profiles for information not hidden by privacy settings. The resulting file, which allows people to perform searches of various different types, has been downloaded by more than 2,400 people.

This means that if any of those on the list decide to change their privacy settings on Facebook, Bowes and those who have the file will still be able to access information that was public when it was compiled.

Bowes’ actions also mean people who had set their privacy settings so their names did not appear in Facebook’s search system can now be found if they were friends with anyone whose name was searchable.

Details of 100 million Facebook users published online - msnbc.com

Users of Facebook have to be careful and be conscious of what they share. Share this message with your friends so that they can be aware of it.

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