By: John Terauds, The Star.com
Facebook users’ private pictures were exposed to unauthorized downloads for a few hours on Tuesday.
This is the latest in a series of incidents that highlight the fragility of security in a global social network that counts 800 million users.
A post on a BodyBuilding.com forum provided step-by-step instructions on how to pilfer a person’s private photos.
Curious people wasted little time downloading a shot of Mark Zuckerberg holding a chicken upside down, as well as other personal pictures posted by the Facebook founder.
Within hours, engineers at Facebook had plugged the security loophole, blaming the glitch on a software upgrade.
Last month, thousands of users were sent pornographic spam, again prompting swift action by the social media site.