Facebook bug coughs up user names and photos to anyone who asks

A security bug in Facebook's log on page allows anyone to see your name and photo, regardless of your privacy settings.

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2) One can generate random email addresses, and *verify* their existence. Hint: You can generate emails using (common names + a corporate domain), and check them against Facebook.”

Still, data is a tricky thing. It can be used in all kinds of unintended ways. That’s why you have to be careful who you share it with, and why companies like Facebook have a special responsibility to keep it safe and prevent bugs like this from happening. There are companies worse than Facebook at this, but there are also better ones.

ITworld TY4NS blogger Dan Tynan will never use your data for evil. Check out his geek humor site, eSarcasm, and follow him on Twitter: @tynan_on_tech.

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