Facebook patches security hole that allowed mass harvesting of phone numbers

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By Lucian Constantin, IDG News Service |  Security

"I don't understand the presence of a security team if they can't respond to serious security threats properly," he said. "I even sent them an email a couple of days before I made it public stating that I am gonna make it public unless they acknowledge the vulnerability and move towards fixing it."

"You also have to give it up to the media on this one," Borland said. "Seriously, a couple of months of back and forth turned into a couple of hours to cook up a patch as soon as the media got a hold of it."

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