Are you a Facebook addict? Do you love roaming around your news feed and checking out new apps? Well there is a bad news for you because someone else is about to sneak in your profile. There is no doubt that Facebook is one of the most visited social networking site but something is going wrong there and any unauthorized person can get in to your full Facebook profile. How is this possible? Checkout the new Facebook security flaws right here:
Facebook Hack Account!
Nir Goldshlager, a web developer, has confessed something really astonishing. According to him he can have access to any of the profiles on Facebook and (obviously) without the permission of the account holder. Nir Goldshlager, the person who discovered this hack, made it possible by cracking the Facebook’s OAuth system. By cracking this OAuth one can access your pictures, can read your conversation and can use your account like his owns!
This OAuth is usually used for communicating between the applications and the respective Facebook user. This is the system which grants permission every time you are about to use a new application. You might have observed that when you are about to use a new app, a notification appears which ask for your permission by asking ‘allow or accept‘. But granting permission can result in something very serious, and that is, someone can easily hack your Facebook account and misuse it. Therefore always be careful to which application you are granting access to.
You’ll be wondering how it works? Well, with this OAuth a hacker can use the victim’s account even without any installed apps (usually required for accessing information). This will allow a hacker to use any account, basically by using this technique a hacker can get full access to your profile. The OAuth gives you all the information that is needed to use an account. The other important information about this hacking system is that it never expires, which means that a hacker can use your account as long as he wants, but this session does end when the victim changes his password.
This is a big flaw to be figure out because by exploiting this flaw one can steal unique access tokens that provides the full control over any Facebook account. Now you don’t need to worry because Facebook has already fixed this problem. This method of hacking a Facebook account was patched before the hacker released a how-to guide on hacking Facebook.
For now your information and your Facebook accounts are secured but that doesn’t mean we won’t get this hacking methods in future. There is no perfect system, so hackers will keep trying to hack Facebook as long as it is standing.
Well what are your thoughts on this method to hack Facebook?