Fake profiles created to test Facebook security

Fake profiles created to test Facebook security

Fake profiles created to test Facebook security

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Posted on November 7, 2011 at 10:31 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 7 at 10:31 PM

(KMOV) -- Researchers at the University of British Columbia used fake profiles to bypass Facebook’s security to see what type of information they could find.

The researchers gathered information on thousands of people on Facebook. They gained information such as email, addresses and phone numbers of other Facebook users by bypassing Facebook’s security.

The researchers were able to not only get information from people “friended” by the fake profiles, but also the “friends” of those people.

One researcher says your information on Facebook is there forever and people can access your information even if you never intended for them to access it. 

 

 

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