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Indian helps Facebook fix a bug that could let hackers delete all photos

Uploading photos on Facebook has become more of a habit, and we tend to keep uploading pictures on a regular basis without backing them up. Indian origin Laxman Muthiyah has discovered a bug that coul

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Uploading photos on Facebook has become more of a habit, and we tend to keep uploading pictures on a regular basis without backing them up. Indian origin Laxman Muthiyah has discovered a bug that could let hackers delete any photo on Facebook, TechCrunch reports. Also Read - Infinix Hot 9 set to go on sale today via Flipkart: Check price in India, specifications

Muthiyah was awarded $12,500 bounty from Facebook. The company relentlessly worked on the bug and fixed it within two hours. Laxman explained that Facebook Graph API was not checking the permissions properly. It allowed hackers to delete any user’s photo album by only mentioning the album ID. The hackers could delete an album without the victim knowing why his photos have disappeared. Here is how the sample request would look like Also Read - Motorola One Fusion+ with pop-up selfie camera, Snapdragon 730G goes on sale at 12PM today: Check price, full specifications

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In a nutshell it’s a very small bug that could have had scintillating effect on Facebook and this will also serve as a reminder to backup all the photos on Facebook.

 

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  • Published Date: February 13, 2015 2:05 PM IST



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